Challenges

The reality of plastic waste

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According to this article, just the 14% of plastic waste is recycled, while the 33% of our waste is "Flexible plastic". Flexible plastic is indeed what we know as single use plastic, that normally can't be recycled and it's disposed.
The article provides a vision and data about the current plastic waste status.

As a conclusion, it is undeniable that we need a transition to stop using single use plastics. The largest part of the figure comes from post-consumer waste, so it is in our hands to put pressure on manufacturers and EDUCATE citizens on the impact of single use plastics.

https://www.plasticsnewseurope.com/article/20180829/PNE/180829895/repor…

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