Less Plastic in Landfills, More Plastic Recycling
Plastics take hundreds or even thousands of years to break down, which is an environmental conundrum given the amount of plastics we produce and discard each year. Many cities in the U.S. are starting to ban plastics to some extent, whether it is by minimizing the production of styrofoam or banning further manufacture of plastic bags. This will effectively decrease the amount of plastic going into the ground each year thus making rubbish removal services cheaper and more efficient.
Plastics are also being produced to be biodegradable now, and that practice will continue to grow in the coming years. In fact, the market for biodegradable plastic resins is expected to increase by 19 percent per year into 2017.