Why recycling plastic is not the answer

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new products. Today, the 17th of May, we celebrate International Recycling Day. If you think that recycling all your plastics was the best thing you could do for the environment, then you are wrong. It's understandable that you would believe this, so do many others! Even throughout my degree on [...]

This is the problem with plastic, summarised

Plastic production has grown exponentially in recent decades. According to the latest report from Plastics Europe (a European organization which represents plastic manufacturers), in 2015 alone 150 times more plastic was produced than in 1955. China is currently the biggest manufacturer of plastics, followed by Europe, the US and the rest of Asia. Focusing only [...]