Every year there is over two billion tons of waste produced around the globe. Much of this waste has typically been sent to landfills. Although diverting waste away from landfill sites through recycling and composting has become more common, it is not enough. Increasingly society’s way of managing waste appears unsustainable.
Municipalities, cities, counties, public institutions, and businesses around the globe are increasingly looking for alternatives to divert waste away from landfill, particularly plastic waste. Many communities face landfill usage limitations and high trucking costs to transport waste to distant locations. Still other communities want to divert plastic waste away from landfills and prevent it from spilling into waterways and oceans. Many want waste management solutions which move their community closer to a circular economy. Whatever the reason, the demand for waste infrastructure solutions has grown significantly during the last several years. Infrastructure funding complexity, access to capital, technological and economic barriers, and the overall complexity of developing a waste infrastructure project are preventing them from addressing these needs.
Using only proven, safe technologies, the focus of REI Global waste solutions is to help organizations manage their waste footprint.