Saved a turtle!

by mindpilot, la Playa Buenavista, Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 20:00 (21 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by mindpilot, Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 20:07

Another big culprit is a huge proliferation of single use / single serving packaging that is heavily marketed in developing countries where people don't have the means to buy in bulk. Those places also don't have the infrastructure to collect and "recycle".

I use quotes because most of the plastics used in packaging really cannot be recycled. They are combinations of different types of plastic, other materials like metals and inks and are impossible to separate. At least with current technology.

So those of us who recycle diligently are really just creating another pile of trash that gets shipped to someplace else where it is either simply dumped in the ocean or burned.

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