In My Neighborhood? – While theft of reusable plastics may seem like an insignificant problem, costs to
local businesses can exceed millions of dollars and are often at the hands of organized criminal
enterprises. By ignoring this issue, these criminal operations can grow in size and scope – creating areas
of high theft rates. Legislation requiring documentation requirements for recyclers can stop these
organizations from operating at scale.
Stifled Growth – A thriving business community is the key success for every town in the United States.
When companies choose to invest in a new facility, they create jobs and tax revenue that can expand
public services and even help other local businesses. When companies must spend millions replacing
reusable plastics, that new facility or that new improvement may need to be put on hold – leaving
avenues for economic growth untapped.