Closing Thought–06Dec21

Plastics are everywhere….and these pollutants make into the environment at alarming rates…..I for one try to do my part and recycle as much as possible…..so when I read this news I found it disturbing…..

Recycling will not be able to contain a runaway global plastic waste crisis, experts said on Friday as they called on companies to reduce plastic production and shift more products into reusable and refillable packaging.

Moving away from single-use plastics and towards systems that allow for it to be reused are among the solutions that experts believe could ease the problem, but radical changes to the production system are also needed.

A woman collects plastic bottles for recycling at the garbage dump on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura December 6, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A woman collects plastic bottles for recycling at the garbage dump on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India’s northeastern state of Tripura December 6, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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SINGAPORE, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Recycling will not be able to contain a runaway global plastic waste crisis, experts said on Friday as they called on companies to reduce plastic production and shift more products into reusable and refillable packaging.

Moving away from single-use plastics and towards systems that allow for it to be reused are among the solutions that experts believe could ease the problem, but radical changes to the production system are also needed.

“We won’t be able to just recycle or reduce our way out of it,” said Rob Kaplan, CEO of Circulate Capital, which invests in emerging markets initiatives to solve the plastic waste crisis.

“It’s a systems problem and needs to combine upstream and downstream solutions,”

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/world-cant-recycle-its-way-out-plastic-crisis-experts-2021-12-03/

this dire prediction will do not to influence corporations to look for alternative packaging….for that will cost money and that cash is needed for the CEO bonus packages.

At what point is enough enough?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

2 thoughts on “Closing Thought–06Dec21

  1. I saw some reduction in plastics in my main supermarket last year, but lately it has crept back. I asked a staff member why the meat had gone back into sealed plastic trays, and he quickly replied “Covid”. The virus seems to be becoming an excuse for so much. So I asked him why bananas, vegetables, and apples were not sealed, in that case. He had no answer, just shrugged.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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