Plastics Recycling Could Get an Unlikely Boost: Blockchain

Coindesk | Mar 27, 2020 at 5:00 AM
  • Like the lingering bit of advice from 1967’s “The Graduate,” plastics as a field of opportunity is being reimagined for the blockchain age.
  • Currently, only rigid plastics that go into things like bottles are mechanically recycled into lower-grade plastics, a process that can be repeated twice at the most.
  • U.K.-based startup Circulor is also looking at tracing recycled plastic across supply chains, going beyond the work it’s doing with conflict minerals like cobalt.