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Unlock $100 Billion in New Revenue from Your Waste Streams

March 22, 20242 min read

Waste management companies: It's time to wake up to the massive revenue opportunity sitting untapped in your trash piles. By shifting from simply disposing of waste to comprehensively recovering valuable raw materials, you can tap into a projected $100+ billion market opportunity.

Manufacturers worldwide are clamoring for reliable sources of recovered feedstocks like metals, plastics, paper, and lumber. Soaring costs and supply chain disruptions for virgin raw materials have them desperately seeking more affordable, stable sources of recycled and reused inputs.

Your waste streams contain a mother lode of those in-demand materials. Instead of treating them as garbage to be landfilled or incinerated, they can generate lucrative new revenue streams as resellable recycled commodities.

Just look at the premium pricing opportunities compared to offloading discarded scrap:

- Recovered aluminum commands 3-5x higher prices than scrap

- High-quality recycled plastics fetch 2-3x more than mixed scrap 

- Purified recovered paper pulp sells for 50%+ over scrap 

With the right operational overhaul and market positioning, your waste processing company could supply these premium remanufactured feedstocks directly into manufacturing supply chains at a major markup.

It begins with a fundamental mindset shift - instead of treating your waste streams as disposable, view them as profitable revenue sources ready to be mined for value. Reorient your collection, processing, and workforce training around meticulously recapturing, sorting, and purifying every scrap of metal, plastic, paper, and other reusable materials.

Develop specialties around the most in-demand reusable materials, such as rare earth metals, high-grade plastics, and paper pulp. Build relationships and become an integrated supplier to major manufacturers hungry for reliable sources of recycled feedstocks.  

This circular model eliminates the disposable mindset of amorphous "waste disposal" in favor of an optimized resource re-manufacturing supply chain, one with higher revenue potential and profit margins than simply offloading scrap piles.

The transition won't happen overnight—it requires upfront investment, operational innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit. But the potential rewards are a future-proofed business that will remain relevant for decades instead of being left behind.

Those clinging to the old linear mindset will watch more agile competitors embrace the circular reality and siphon away their customer bases. Consigning themselves to sellers of low-value scrap as manufacturers demand full-circle suppliers.  

However, this pivot unlocks a $100+ billion opportunity for forward-thinking waste management companies and secures your place as a titan of the coming resource re-manufacturing economy.

So, which path will you choose - scrapping by on scraps or optimizing your operations to extract maximum value from the circular trillion-dollar opportunity? 

Now is the time for visionary waste executives to stake their claim on this innovative revenue model.

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All the best


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Sam Barrili

Sam Barrili I'm known as the go-to guy for helping waste management companies execute growth strategies I started my journey in this field in 2009 when I finished my degree in Toxicological Chemistry and joined a wastewater treatment company to develop its market. Since then, I helped dozens of waste management companies in America and Europe increase their annual profits by over 25 million dollars thanks to my SAM Method.

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