plastic pollution

Report Trashes Plastic Recycling’s Environmental Benefits as a ‘Myth’

Plastic pollution has long been the favoured cause of climate activists, with demands for consumers to recycle their plastic trash “for the good of the planet” while using less. A report released Monday now claims the promise of creating an efficient, circular economy through recycling is “fiction” with households producing more negative impacts on the environment – not less.

ATTENTION: EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 13 JUNE 19:00 GMT! SPERRFRIST 13.06. 19:00 - 13 June 2022, North Rhine-Westphalia, Marl: After delivery, waste mainly from the so-called "yellow bags" is transported by a wheel loader to the sorting facility for light packaging of the new environmental services company Interzero. In the …