Plastic is an amazing product. It’s affordable, convenient, hygienic, preserves food and protects product, just to name a few of its benefits. Plastic has enabled the creation of an efficient, international food-supply chain comprising producers, processors, transporters, distributors, retailers, food-service establishments and end consumers. It is integral to our everyday life.
Lately, however, there have been rumblings to restrict the use of plastic or even ban it altogether from certain uses, the problem being the buildup of plastic waste in our land and oceans. And make no mistake about it, plastic waste is a major issue for the world today. We are just discarding way too much of this valuable resource after its first use.
But what if we could change that? What if we could drastically reduce the amount of plastic manufactured and discarded by reusing it much more effectively? What if we could reduce the amount of oil that goes into unnecessary production and transportation of plastic packaging and product?
All of this is possible right now. We invite you to read a series of articles that show how this can be done. The secret lies in our discovering a way to process 100% recycled plastic into “new” packaging and product, and doing this with equipment that has a low capital cost, occupies a small footprint and consumes low amounts of energy.
Omachron's revolutionary extrusion and molding process thrives on using recycled resin, so much so that we can reuse some plastics as many as 10 times while providing similar end-product characteristics as if all new resin were used.
This presents a wonderful opportunity for utilizing the mounds of plastic scrap sitting in factories, or for the creation of local, small-scale, entrepreneurial businesses. Collectively, this could have a profoundly beneficial impact on the environment.
It’s not the plastic that deserves the bad rap……it’s how we process it!
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