Plastics and the Environment

Our indispensable problem: the paradox of modern plastics

A man climbs on a pile of recyclable scrap materials at Xa Cau village, about 40 km (25 miles) south of Hanoi June 18, 2013. According to Nguyen Van Thanh, a local vendor in the village, more than 90 percent of Xa Cau village, with about 1,000 families, have switched their traditional profession from making bamboo tooth picks to dealing with recyclable materials, in the past three years. Recyclable materials from Hanoi, around 30 tonnes, is sent to the village daily, Nguyen said. REUTERS/Kham

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the issue of plastic waste Image: REUTERS/Kham

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