Many consumers today diligently wash plastic containers and recycle plastic bags at grocery stores, only to have most of it thrown into a landfill or even the ocean. According to a columnist of The Guardian “companies making all that plastic have spent millions on advertising campaigns lecturing us about recycling while knowing full well that most plastic will never be recycled.” Read more.

Most plastic will never be recycled – and the manufacturers couldn’t care less | Arwa Mahdawi

lastic recycling is a scam. You diligently sort your rubbish, you dutifully wash your plastic containers, then everything gets tossed in a landfill or thrown in the ocean anyway. OK, maybe not everything – but the vast majority of it. According to one analysis, only 9% of all plastic ever made has likely been recycled.