Plastic Recycling – What’s Next for Takeback Schemes?
Plastic has been a revolutionary substance. But since its invention over 100 years ago, our appetite for it continues to grow at an alarming and dangerous pace. Since then, plastic products have become a lot more complex and more difficult to recycle. As a result, the infrastructure underpinning recycling struggles with high levels of contamination. At present only 9% of plastics created are recycled, only two out of seven types of plastic are widely recycled and plastic use is expected to rise three-fold by 2050.