[Re] Waste is a company that is committed to achieving long term sustainability through creativity.
[Re] Waste was established in 2020 and in short time, we have built relationships with people, communities, and businesses that support our vision to repurpose plastic waste destined for landfills.
Research and development started in our founders garage, where a lot of innovation begins, especially amid a global pandemic. We began by taking single use grocery bags and melting them between regular household items - a kitchen griddle and clothing iron. This process was a proof of concept and we quickly discovered how dense and durable recycled plastic could be. The development of products continued from there with the first product being a tote bag fashioned from recycled chip bags.
We then needed to evolve from the use of household items and built a small scale injection machine. The injection machine was able to produce solid tiles from moulds.
[Re] Waste started to gain traction from family and friends and with the help of Startup Edmonton's Business Model and Preflight programs we were able to solidify a plan for our vision of repurposing plastic waste. We were encouraged to talk to as many people
as we could every week and through word-of-mouth referrals were able to meet some encouraging and inspirational people, as well as partner with some amazing local businesses.
We were incredibly fortunate to land pilot projects in the early stages of our business which have helped [Re] Waste continue to grow and gain momentum within the community. We are very thankful to Beaumont and Goodwill Industries of Alberta for supporting our vision and helping us bring our concept to life.
[Re] Waste continues to push the limits of plastic recycling. Our approach is to view plastic waste as a valuable resource that has an infinite number of applications.
We are on the start of a long, purposeful journey and we look forward to seeing you beside us!
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