On February 2017, The Guardian published an article about how much of the plastics are recycled in the world. Everytime we go to the supermarket we see shelves full of food in plastic packagings or in boxes made of mixed materials and we simply take them without thinking where do they go after we throw them into the “Recycling” bin. We take for granted they will be recycled because they have the triangle with the arrows little symbol, right? Unfortunately… is not the case.
Below, we present a simple visual with the shocking numbers based on this publication. And even though there are companies trying to make biodegradable plastic, the problem is still there. See below some of the many reasons to give up on plastic and go zero waste.
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<a href="https://ecogreenlove.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/04052017_recyclingnumbers.png" target="_blank"><img class="wp-image-8655 size-full" title="How much of the Plastic is actually Recycled? [Infographic] | ecogreenlove" src="https://ecogreenlove.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/04052017_recyclingnumbers.png" alt="How much of the Plastic is actually Recycled? [Infographic] | ecogreenlove" width="760" height="2129" /></a> Source: <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/feb/22/plastics-recycling-trash-chemicals-styrofoam-packaging" target="_blank">theguardian.com</a><br /> Visual by <a href="http://ecogreenlove.com">ecogreenlove.com</a>
- Only 14% of plastics are recycled – can tech innovation tackle the rest? | February 2017
- The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics | January 2016
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