LoopStore Reduces Packaging, Recycling Reclaims Styrofoam

LoopStore Reduces Packaging, Recycling Reclaims Styrofoam

In recent recycling news, Terracycle launched LoopStore.com on May 21, 2019. Terracycle’s LoopStore business model is fashioned as a return to the “milkman delivery service”. Customers purchase stainless steel containers and pay for shipping. The containers are then filled with items such as Tide or cereal.  The customer returns the empty containers for refills.

The idea is to remove single use packaging from the process.  Many well-known companies have signed on to this business model already.

In other recycling news, chemical recycling by a handful of plants such as Agilyx in Portland, Oregon, offers a way of reclaiming dirty plastic and Styrofoam before they hit the world’s oceans. Chemical recycling is used on items which cannot be recycled in traditional recycling plants.

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This post is based on the CBS News article, New service sells brand-name products without plastic containers, by Meg Oliver, May 15, 2019; and the YouTube videos, New service helps consumers cut down on plastics, by CBS News, May 15, 2019, and Chemical recycling could be an industry game changer, by CBS This Continue reading