TO THE EDITOR:
Given the uncertainty surrounding the automotive industry amid the pandemic, suppliers have been looking at all possible avenues to anticipate disruptions and navigate market challenges. We have long been working to develop routines that would help our business overcome obstacles, and one of the ways we have done this is by focusing on how to minimize our environmental impact.
A key area in which auto suppliers are focused is reducing plastic waste. To promote more circularity, we have adopted advanced recycling technologies which allow us to reuse plastics while reducing our operating costs at the same time. We are already experiencing the benefits of this approach, as old plastics become new products.
At Loose Plastics, we aim for zero waste, as all materials we use and purchase are 100 percent reusable and recyclable.
As these kinds of innovations begin to take off, we firmly believe the conversation will no longer center around "business vs. the environment."
Advanced recycling technologies are improving how we recycle and reuse plastic. We can achieve the ideal balance between producing quality products that consumers expect while minimizing our impact on the environment.
JOSH LOOSE, President, Loose Plastics Inc., Gladwin, Mich.