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This Simple Tech Helps You Recycle Straws and Face Masks | Precious Plastic

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

What do plastic straws and face masks have in common? Aside from wreaking havoc with plastic pollution, it's almost impossible to recycle them. But these guys are building Precious Plastic recycling machines that can turn these pesky un-recyclable materials like face masks and straws, into something new.

Plastic pollution is a global problem that seems to only get bigger. So much of the single use plastic we use daily, like face masks and plastic straws, are REALLY DIFFICULT to recycle. This is usually because they’re contaminated, of too little value, or the recycling technology or infrastructure may not be available. But here’s how tech - decentralised - and in the hands of the people - can help fill the gaps.