Waste 360 posted an article sharing some alarming statistics around the estimated 42 million metric tons of plastic waste the U.S. generates (more than any country worldwide) and the true state of global plastic recycling markets.
“What happens with this mountain of plastic trash? Research shows that less than 7% of it is recycled – so where does the rest go?”
You can read the full article online: What’s the Fix for the U.S. Plastic Waste Pile Up?
How can you help reduce plastic waste? Don’t buy it in the first place! Choose reusable containers, purchase drinks in aluminum and glass (both are infinitely recyclable materials) and purchase products with eco-friendly paper packaging whenever possible.