Global plastic recycling problems – you can run but you can’t hide

Global plastic recycling problems emerged when China severely restricted imports of plastic and other kinds of waste in January 2018. As a result, plastic waste imports are down by 99%. So even less of your plastic waste may actually be recycled and plastic waste is piling up, or going to places with lower standards.

However, this does create opportunities for alternative recycling processes nearer to the point of use, where we create the waste. Another reminder that we should cut down on single-use plastics.

Global plastic recycling problems - plastic bottles on dry lake bed

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