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Plastics recycling worldwide: current overview and desirable changes
Changes in final consumers’ demands and behaviors can also lead manufacturers to include more recycled plastic in their products. This is a phenomenon seen in the food industry, which is very much in the firing line in terms of plastic pollution of the oceans. Pressure from consumers and civil society pushes brands to increase the amount of recycled plastic in their packaging.
plastic  recycling  report  waste  garbage  Europe  world  global  USA  carbon  CO2 
november 2019 by LizFlyntz
Americans' plastic recycling is dumped in landfills, investigation shows | US news | The Guardian
“Most people have no idea that most plastic doesn’t get recycled,” said John Hocevar, the Oceans Campaign Director for Greenpeace USA, referencing a study which found that just 9% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled. “Even though they are buying something that they only use for a few seconds before putting it in the recycling bin, they think it’s OK because they believe it is being recycled.”

Commenting on the situation in Los Angeles and elsewhere, he said: “There’s no question that the No 3,4, 6 and 7 plastics are going into landfills and incinerators. We have a huge problem.”
plastic  recycling  ecology  environment  plastics  USA  world  greenpeace  trash  garbage  waste  carbon 
november 2019 by LizFlyntz
Plasticos Reciclados Cadereyta S.A. de C.V. - ENF Recycling Directory
Carretera Cadereyta – Allende km. 4.5, Cadereyta Jiménez, Nuevo León, C.P. 67480
mexico  recycling  plastic  Monterrey 
november 2019 by LizFlyntz
The Chinese import ban and its impact on global plastic waste trade | Science Advances
High Income (HIC) countries have overwhelmingly been the primary exporters of plastic waste since 1988, contributing to 87% of all exports and valued at $71 billion USD (Table 1 and table S1). Imports of plastic waste are almost evenly split between HIC and Upper Middle Income (UMI) countries, which collectively account for 96% of all imports and are valued at $106 billion USD (Table 1 and table S1). All of the top 10 countries exporting plastic waste are HIC, except for Mexico (UMI) ranking fifth. Seven of the top 10 countries importing plastic waste are HIC as well, except for China (first), India (ninth), and other Asia not elsewhere specified (see note # in Table 1). If taken collectively, then the EU-28 would be the top exporter.
plastic  waste  economics  circulation  recycling  import  export  Mexico  USA  China  garbage  oceans  carbon 
november 2019 by LizFlyntz
The Plastic Industry’s Fight to Keep Polluting the World
containers made from plastics Nos. 3 through 7, all of which now have recycling rates close to zero.
recycling  capitalism  plastic  environment  ecology 
november 2019 by LizFlyntz
The Plastic We 'Recycle' Is Actually Horrible for the Environment | Live Science
Last year, about 68,000 shipping containers' worth of plastic recycling waste from the U.S. were shipped to developing countries, which mismanage over 70% of their own plastic waste, they wrote. For example, Malaysia dumps or improperly disposes 55% of its own plastic waste, yet it receives more U.S. recyclables than any other country, they wrote. What's more, an estimated 20% to 70% of plastic waste that goes to recycling facilities worldwide is unusable and discarded as trash, according to the report.
plastic  recycling  environment. 
november 2019 by LizFlyntz

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