In today’s economy, many businesses recycle plastic items because it saves them money on waste disposal costs. As a petroleum product, plastic is susceptible to rising oil prices and can be very valuable on a per ton basis. Additionally, the market for scrap plastic as a feed stock has increased and many plastic items that may not have had viable recycling markets several years ago, now have processors seeking those materials. Recycling is also good for the planet and your local community because it helps conserve valuable resources, reduces pollution from production of new materials, and creates new jobs.
Currently, all single polymer plastic containers are banned from disposal in the state by the Massachusetts Waste Bans.