Houston-based Waste Management (WM) says it has worked with Cascade Cart Solutions, Grand Rapids, Michigan, to begin producing the company’s curbside carts using bulky rigid plastics collected in curbside recycling programs.
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WM will purchase recycled-content carts from Cascade Cart Solutions.
The new EcoCart, which was unveiled at WM’s 10th Annual Sustainability Forum, is made with 10 percent postconsumer content. With its cart purchasing commitment, WM joined the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Recycling Demand Champions Campaign. The program is designed to foster and build the end-use marketplace, calling on companies to commit to purchasing products made with postconsumer resin (PCR). As a Demand Champion, WM will help improve plastics recycling in North America by committing to increase our use of PCR.