As a company who works with plastics every day, we are always intrigued by any news regarding the material. When it comes to disposing plastics we also want to stay on top of the best way of doing so. Recycling has always been what we are taught to do with materials like plastic, metal, glass, paper, etc., because they can be broken down and repurposed or reused. Or so we thought. Researchers and inquisitive minds alike have begun exploring just how many recyclable materials are recycled and how many are existing as pollution. The article below explores more on this topic. Check it out!
Is living on a plastic planet necessarily a bad thing?
by: Clare Goldsberry in Recycling, Sustainability on July 20, 2017
News flash! “Plastic pollution risks near permanent contamination of natural resources” (theGuardian); “Earth is becoming a ‘Plastic Planet'” (BBC); and “World’s Plastic Waste Could Bury Manhattan 2 Miles Deep” ( New York Times ). Those are just some of the nearly two dozen headlines from around the country and the world announcing our fate at the hands of the monster called plastic.