Composites – the next big recycling business?
So what’s a couple of composites folks doing at the Plastics Recycling Conference (March 6-8; New Orleans)? Well, the plastics recycling supply chain is always looking for the next “big" recycling business - so why not composites?
The session included presentations from Rey Banatao with Connora Technologies (Hayward, Calif.), Philip Taynton with Mallinda LLC (Superior, Colo.) and Jerry Qi with Georgia Tech University. Here are some highlights from the panel:
Banatao joked that he felt a "bit out of place at a conference dedicated to plastics recycling” but he was there to make some contacts in the recycling industry. “One reason I’m here at the conference is I’m looking for more recycling partnerships to help to figure out how to deal with composite waste,” he said.
“The world of composites is an interesting place and dealing with its waste problem it something that has existed for some time and its recycling is fairly new,” he said. “It’s a high value material worth paying attention to.”