Top 5 Challenges in Plastics Recycling

Updated: Jul 30

Big and small corporations alike are starting to take more responsibility for the plastics in their systems - most commonly by recycling them. While it is a positive step, it is important to note that plastics recycling is not an end-all solution.

For instance, plastics are usually not made of mono-material. Because they are composite material, its recycling rate dips severely as it is difficult and expensive to separate. It is also a system dictated by market demand, price, and local regulations.