Where does it go? Straight into the trash.
Households across America are careful to put plastic in a recycle bin thinking it will be recycled, but the reality is, only about 9% of it ever sees life again as another bottle or yogurt cup. Most plastic is too low-quality or too dirty to recycle, and it costs too much to sort through it for the truly recyclable pieces. Most plastic waste is illegally shipped to poor and developing countries where the waste ends up polluting waterways and oceans, killing ocean life. Because plastic isn’t truly recyclable, the Basil Convention classifies it as hazardous waste. This EcoWatch article has the full story.
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