Link: “Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

Original post found at: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/single-use-plastic-chemical-recycling-disposal/661141/

Basically there are a huge number of different types of plastic that cannot be comingled for recycling purposes, plastic recycling is completely uneconomic (fresh plastic is way cheaper AND higher-quality), and the plastic recycling process itself is godawful for the local environment and carries a fire risk.

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