Best of Earth911 Podcast: Obaggo’s Plastic #2 and #4 Recycling Appliance

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Obaggo’s Plastic #2 and #4 Recycling Appliance

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Earth911 Podcast Innovator Interview

This “Best Of” podcast takes you again to the founding of a startup that’s still going strong. Earth911 welcomed David New, founding father of Obaggo, a countertop equipment that turns quite a lot of plastic films into recyclable pucks that don’t jam recycling heart tools. Recycling within the United States is unnecessarily troublesome. Plastic, particularly, is difficult to type due to the myriad forms its takes. It is commonly unlabeled, which implies one can not establish whether or not the plastic will be recycled regionally. And discovering drop-off places that settle for the kind of plastic you have got is usually a matter of luck. If your metropolis doesn’t settle for, as an illustration, plastic movie, you’ll have few or no choices. But that could be altering. Obaggo can compress plastic baggage and movie, together with #2 and #4 plastic buying baggage, Amazon’s recyclable plastic baggage, meals wrapping, and cereal baggage which are in bins of your favourite breakfast.

Obaggo plastic recycling appliance
David New, creator of the Obaggo plastic recycling equipment seen above, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

The Obaggo equipment is at present available through Indiegogo for $229 — please be aware that backing an organization on Indiegogo doesn’t all the time imply you’ll obtain the product. Obaggo gives a doubtlessly groundbreaking change within the recyclability of plastic movie.

Editor’s Note: This present initially aired on November 10, 2021.