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 comments on “We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

  1. Susan Scott says:

    “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 ..


    • amreade says:

      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.

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  2. Sounds like a very innovative and important contribution to the plastics issue…thanks Amy.


  3. dgkaye says:

    Wonderful share Amy. So funny we both posted on plastics. 🙂


    • amreade says:

      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.

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      • dgkaye says:

        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. 🙂


  4. Shilpa Garg says:

    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!


  5. hilarymb says:

    Hi Amy – it’s good companies are looking at ways to re-use plastic and make it valuable, rather than detrimental to the earth. This looks to be an innovative project, especially as they’re using mixed waste in the plant. Good for them and thanks for letting us know – cheers Hilary


    • amreade says:

      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!

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