Plastics and the Environment

Reduce, reuse, compost: Why recycling alone won’t solve the plastic crisis

Relatively little plastic waste makes it to recycling centres - to address the waste crisis new forms of packaging are needed. Image: Vincent Kneefel

Daphna Nissenbaum

Co-Founder and CEO, TIPA


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Gary Anderson's three-arrow symbol won an Earth Day competition in 1970 to find a sign for recycling. Image: Unsplash / @sigmund

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Commitments by governments and industry will reduce the annual volume of plastic flowing into the ocean by only about 7% by 2040. Image: Breaking the Plastic Wave, The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2020
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Organic recycling options for biodegradable and compostable plastic products. Image: European Bioplastics

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