a new way to recycle
the resin codes of the present is the past
An industry that needs to be challenged
The Resin Identification Code system is not detailed enough, does not support variations, composites, sources, traceability or bio-plastics at all. Biodegradable PLA is just put into category 7 among others. It is very bad to mix bioplastics or biodegradable ones with other petrolium based plastic when recycling. It is high time to challenge the whole industry and demand a better coding system for a proper circular handling of the material so we know what we are dealing with. A proper system that manages the product form cradle to grave and allow a material passport will be the way moving forward.