Plastic production is expected to double over the next 20 years. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling. Plastic that is not collected is not only a lost economic opportunity, but its also a threat to the environment. Increasing plastic collection rates is first and foremost, in order to recapture valuable materials for recycling. Developing local recycling infrastructure and second use markets can extract value from materials that are often discarded.