We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into June with a smile.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is another one about plastic pollution and what one innovative company is doing about it. In short, the company is taking plastics and converting them into fuels and commercial-grade waxes. And here’s the best part: the technology employed by the company could also be used to produce “feedstocks” needed for additional plastic production. What this means: good news! This could be the beginning of the world’s first circular economy for plastics.

Click here to read the story.

Here’s how #WATWB works: On the last Friday of each month a number of bloggers participate in a blog hop in which each blogger highlights a story that spreads good news, happiness, and hope.

These are the cohosts for this month: Shilpa GargDan Antion, Mary GieseSimon Falk, and Damyanti Biswas


Want to join? Click this link to sign up and help spread some happiness!

13 thoughts on “We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB”

  1. “We’re pleased to have this opportunity to offer a solution to the complex problems our nation faces around plastic pollution,” I liked this comment from the Pres of Brightmark – thanks Amy, any initiative that can contribute to lessening plastic pollution and re-cycling it in constructive ways, is one that has my vote. Great post thank you ..


    1. Hi, Susan–we try in our family to reduce the use of plastic and even though it seems a drop in the ocean, I think every little bit helps. Even something as simple as using metal water bottles is a help.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi, Sally,

      I was just noting on Debby’s comment below that there are so many stories every month of people who are getting out there and innovating to clean up the environment. It’s inspiring!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. I saw that you posted on plastics, too, Debby. I loved the article–it’s not too different from the one I posted, with plastics being turned into something useful. I almost chose a story about a school in India where the students pay their tuition with recyclable items they bring to school. Fantastic idea and it gets kids involved in cleaning up the earth, too. There are so many great stories out there about cleaning up the environment.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Oh, that’s a fabulous idea for tuition. You know, when I began this monthly contribution, I used to scour the net for feel good stories. In this past year they are popping up everywhere. And when I see a good one, I send it to draft on my blog to save for another month. 🙂


  2. That’s so wonderful. This initiative is not only taking care of the plastic menace but also converting it into a product that has economic value too. Thanks for sharing this positive story, Amy!


    1. Hi, Hilary. With all the waste that’s out there, it’s wonderful to see a company trying to turn it into something useful. In my family, we continue to try to reduce the amount of plastic we use, but it’s everywhere and hard to avoid. Every little step counts! Thanks for stopping in!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.