did yall see this because i'm going absolutely ape shitt
the biggest hurdles in #recycling are generally:
♻️ separating plastic by type is time consuming & expensive enough that communities and businesses decide not to do it
♻️ most of the Evil Disposables™ (plastic wrap, straws, medical supplies...) aren't labeled anyway
♻️ recycling plastic produces lower quality/limited application material (can't be done indefinitely)
♻️ conventional recycling aka #pyrolysis, is basically melting it and releases most of the same toxic gases as straight up burning
so if this tech is widely implemented? we just solved ALL of those things. time to start annoying your local sanitation department...