Plastic manufacturers are the next big thing in tiny homes, and that means more people will have access to affordable, durable products.
It’s a boon for manufacturers like Lidl, which sells about 2,500 different kinds of plastic products per year, and is expected to grow to 1,000 per year by 2020.
The industry has grown rapidly, and plastic manufacturers have been able to charge higher prices because of their higher profits.
Plastic companies also benefit from the government’s recent regulations for plastic waste, which have cut down on the need for recycling and are allowing for a higher volume of plastic waste to be disposed of.
However, the cost of buying, cleaning and disposing of plastic continues to skyrocket, and consumers are increasingly turning to cheaper alternatives.
While it may seem that the market is saturated, that’s not necessarily the case, according to Mark Zuckerman, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
“There are a lot of plastic-based products that people are buying today,” he said.
“The reason for that is that there is not enough of it, and we can only get it from the landfill.”
Zuckerman has researched plastic waste for years, but has never seen so much plastic waste.
He estimates there are as many as 50 million tons of plastic discarded annually.
And the waste that ends up in landfills is often more than 40 percent of the products that end up in our oceans.
That’s a huge amount of plastic, he said, and if we don’t do anything about it, we’ll be wasting the planet for decades.
Zuckman has also studied the economics of plastics, looking at the cost to produce and the amount of money consumers spend on plastic products.
“It’s really hard to predict how plastic will affect the economy,” he explained.
“We don’t have any evidence that it is going to be good for the environment.”
The plastic industry has struggled with the changing environment for decades, but plastic recycling has come a long way.
“If you go back to the 1960s, there was a lot more recycling, but recycling was expensive,” Zuckmann said.
Today, most recyclers are companies that buy plastics from recyclable sources like cardboard and Styrofoam.
That means the cost for buying the recyclables can be a lot lower.
“Most plastics are recyclatable, but there are some that are not recyclizable, like polyethylene and polypropylene,” he added.
“Some of those are recycler friendly and some of them are not.”
Zuckerman also said that manufacturers will have to compete against cheaper alternatives to plastic products, like fiberglass and glass, that are becoming more popular.
Plastic manufacturers, meanwhile, can charge more for their products, which will lower the cost per unit.
Plastic recycling has also grown rapidly in recent years.
“You’re going to see more plastic products being used,” Zuckerberg said.
In recent years, plastic waste has been coming from a variety of sources, including home improvement projects, commercial recycling, and municipal waste.
“A lot of these companies have made a conscious decision to reduce waste,” he continued.
“They know it’s going to get more expensive to get rid of.”
For small- and medium-sized manufacturers, the future is uncertain.
Plastic makers will need to continue to work with recycling companies and local governments to find ways to make plastic products more environmentally friendly, Zuckeman said.
And with plastic waste in the oceans, plastic manufacturers are still struggling to come up with environmentally friendly products.