7 reasons why plastic waste recycling isn’t working


Fact: Only 9% of plastics produced are ever recycled. In contrast, about 68% of paper is recycled, and 25% of glass. Why so little plastic? 1. The unfathomable amount of plastic production 380 million tons are produced every year. 3% of that ends up in the ocean. That’s equivalent to 2 Empire State Buildings full of plastic every month going into the ocean. 2. Non-recyclable plastics Think beyond milk jugs and pop bottles. Non-recyclable plastics include… all those big plastic totes flimsy film plastic plastic medical supplies interiors of cars and on n’ on. 3. Lack of facilities/equipment Whereas some…

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