Futures Forum: Plastic waste > "The general public remains largely ignorant of the sheer diversity of polymers and their uses."
... but that they are not being recycled:
Futures Forum: Britain does not have the plants and infrastructure to recycle its own plastic waste, with the result tens of millions of pounds is spent sending our rubbish overseas.
... despite an avowed commitment to recycling by all parties:
Futures Forum: The plastics industry is "incredibly supportive of recycling legislation over a more long-term… reduction of disposable culture."
Perhaps if value were added to recycled plastic and if it were easy enough to extract that, we might see more recycling happening:
‘Infinitely’ recyclable plastic created by chemists for first time
A team of scientists have invented a plastic material that in principle can be recycled 'infinitely'
‘Infinitely’ recyclable plastic created by chemists for first time | The Independent