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Whilst it's not plastic, one thing I have never understood is why we recycle glass ...
...surely reuse and refill makes complete sense.
They seem to manage it in Germany and other countries, just needs some investment in the necessary infrastructure.
Plastic is a huge problem - it's everywhere, is difficult to re-use safely and expensive to recycle (I've read it costs more to recycle than it does to use new). The only solution is to use less and for manufacturers to be forced to find alternatives.
a pet moan of mine is Easter Eggs ..... huge amount of packaging for minimal amount of product. Christmas see's all the shops selling specially assembled products with far too much packaging .... as an example, Boots will have rows of grooming kits that probably contain a razor and minature aftershave plus a comb in a huge box that gives the illusion of value but is basically a waste of plastic and paper.
I would force producers to use only recycled materials for packaging and limit the ratio of product and packaging. I am fed up listening how we can save the world as individuals when Governements sit on their arse ignoring the elephant in the room. Put a value on recycling and pay people to do it. I can remember as kids, we used to bring back empty bottles to the shop and could earn a few pence on the returns ..... it may not have been much, but I can guarantee you there was never any bottle banks needed back then.
HAHAHA rant over .... have a nice day