“We need to understand this growth and counter it with everyone involved: national authorities, enforcement agencies, Producer Responsibility Organizations, original equipment manufacturers, recyclers, researchers and consumers themselves.”
The authors of the report hope it sheds light on the inefficiency and unsustainable nature of plastics and plastic recycling to inspire better, widespread policies moving forward.
The hope is to keep food, and its related methane emissions, out of landfills.
“While we’re first in the U.S., we’re not going to be the last.”
"Real solutions must change systems and power structures."
"Malaysia will not be a dumping ground to the world ... we will fight back."
“Really the surest solution to dealing with the problem of plastics and climate is to reduce plastic production, to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, to move towards eliminating the use of single-use plastics and non-essential plastics.”
Frugality doesn’t just save money – it helps save the environment, too.
Zero-packaging stores show, in their own small way, a viable and healthier alternative to the current system. Both for ourselves, local economies and the planet.
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