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Overcoming Obstacles in Post-Industrial Plastic Recycling

The age-old adage, "one man's trash is another man's treasure," has never been truer than in the Post-Industrial Recycling World. Despite the immense potential, significant challenges exist, ranging from contamination to complex sorting requirements and cost concerns. Here's how we can navigate these obstacles to foster a more sustainable future.



**Contamination:** The presence of impurities can degrade the quality of recycled plastics, limiting their application. However, advances in technology now allow for improved filtering techniques that can purify even heavily contaminated plastic streams, making them market-ready.


**Sorting Complexities:** Plastics come in various types and grades and sorting them accurately is crucial for effective recycling. Advanced sensor-based sorting technologies are revolutionizing the way we differentiate plastics. These devices can identify the resin type, color, and other properties, sorting them swiftly and more accurately than ever before.


**Cost Issues:** High processing costs often discourage recycling initiatives. But economies of scale, coupled with government subsidies and incentives, can significantly lower these expenses. Moreover, as industries recognize the value in using recycled materials, demand will naturally drive down costs.



By leveraging technology and advocating for systemic changes, we can overcome these challenges and unlock the latent value in our waste streams. The goal is not just to make recycling more efficient but also more profitable and sustainable for future generations.



Choose BLACKROCK PLASTICS for your postindustrial plastic needs and experience the difference that a seamless, customer-centric approach can make. Our commitment to sustainability sets us apart in the industry. By facilitating the efficient trade of postindustrial plastics, we help businesses minimize waste and contribute to a greener future. Ready to be part of the solution?


If you're a buyer or seller of plastic scrap, call us at +1 (843) 410-0326 or email jkevany@blackrockplastics.com.



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