Manufacturers must develop and use more ecological packaging.
Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans.
The scourge of plastic pollution has spread to the human gut. Researchers have found “microplastic” particles in the digestive systems of people across the globe.
It fuels consumption, millions of tonnes of our plastic isn’t recycled at all, says academic Sharon George.
Chinese ban on waste imports is significantly affecting UK councils’ ability to collect and recycle plastic.
A decision has been made by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to close all of its mixed plastic recycle banks.
With more funding and product stewardship, the recycling crisis could turn into an opportunity.
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