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Food and Beverages | Monday, October 25, 2021

Obaggo’s in-home plastic bag and packaging film recycling device is available for pre-order via the Indiegogo crowdfunding site.

FREMONT, CA: "Many people don't realize it, but for decades, plastic bags and packaging film have been a contaminant in the recycling system. When bags get sorted at recycling centers, their thin and flimsy nature tends to jam up the recycling machinery, causing shut-downs. Obaggo disks are specifically designed to hold together through the materials recovery facility sorting process," explains Obaggo Founder and CEO David New. Obaggo, the world's first and only in-home plastic bag and packaging film recycling device, is available for pre-order via the Indiegogo crowdfunding site, bringing the world's first answer to one of the most severe recycling and pollution problems the planet has ever faced.

Obaggo is a ground-breaking new device that enables customers to participate in plastic waste by converting plastic bags and packaging film into recyclable discs of the ideal form and size for recycling.

Plastic bags and packaging film are both the fastest growing and most challenging to recycle packaging materials. This is partial because they are rarely accepted for recycling and partly due to unclear or non-existent recycling labelling. Obaggo addresses these issues by converting plastic bags and packing films into recyclable discs and educating customers about what should and should not be recycled.

"Less than 5 percent of plastic bags and packaging film are recycled and the rest are suffocating our oceans, killing marine life, birds and other animals, and causing significant problems everywhere they end up," continues New. "Since my father founded one of the first recycling centers in the United States back in the 1970s, the recyclability of plastic bags and packaging has been a lifelong frustration that I knew I had to solve."

Obaggo is now available for pre-order on Indiegogo—a crowdfunding platform for pre-orders, kickstarting projects and distributing items when they are created. Pre-orders began today at the cost of $249 USD. By November 2022, product shipments are expected.

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