The Problem with Plastics & Recycling

Why plastic recycling doesn’t work 🙁

Source: “Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made” Geyer et al., Sci Adv, 2017 (data)

n.b. These numbers are from 2017. Humanity produces approx. 345 million tonnes of plastic a year. That means another ~1.7 billion tonnes since this study was released.

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