Plastic recycling opportunities on the rise
You’ve probably noticed that plastics are back in a big way. Until there’s a widely available vaccine for COVID-19, we’ll be putting a protective layer between ourselves and other people. While we’re guarding ourselves, though, plastic waste doesn’t get any safer for the environment. Plastic recycling is a way to mitigate the damage a sudden rise in plastic use—though be aware that only those labeled No. 1, No. 2, or No. 5 are truly recyclable. A plastic recycling franchise can be your ticket to protecting the earth and making some money.
Fisher signed its first franchisees at the beginning of the year and is looking to expand. The company provides recycling services for restaurants, hotels, offices, and manufacturers. In addition to plastic recycling, the company makes countertops out of recycled glass. Based in North Charleston, S.C., Fisher is seeking franchisees in South Carolina and Georgia.
Mr. Rubbish hauls away trash for businesses and homes, sorting out what is recyclable. Rather than just hauling everything to the dump, they sift through it all for customers who just want it gone. Environmental consciousness is at the forefront of everything America’s green rubbish team does.
With a mission to eliminate waste from landfills, Junkluggers clean out homes and either donate what they haul to nonprofits or recycle it in an eco-friendly way. “We strongly believe that we can build profitable businesses and do good at the same time,” they proclaim in their mission statement.
Residential and commercial junk removal lets customers get rid of excess materials without doing the heavy lifting. “You point to it, we remove it,” JunkAway boasts. The support system provides mentorship for franchisees, and the Ohio-based company is looking to expand nationally. Whatever can be recycled from homes, offices, and garages is with JunkAway.
Everyone knows moving is a pain, especially when you have to find a trove of boxes, then get rid of them when you’re finished. Renting plastic boxes is about half the price of buying cardboard ones, and people can just give them back when they’re unpacked. After more than 400 uses on average, the boxes go to plastic recycling.
Plastic recycling really hits home with Oltco, which makes driveway and pathway resin from waste plastic. Plastic straws, bottles, and packaging transform into the ideal paving for homes, patios, courtyards, and beer gardens. More than 30 million straws’ worth of plastic has been converted since 2019 by Oltco.