Just Because Something is RECYCLABLE Doesn't Mean It Actually Gets Recycled

Just because a plastic bottle is β€˜π«πžπœπ²πœπ₯πšπ›π₯πžβ€™β€™, it doesn’t mean it will be β€˜π«πžπœπ²πœπ₯πžπβ€™ ⁠
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Contrary to popular belief, plastic bottles do not magically disappear once it’s thrown into the bin. Not all of them are used again, and definitely not all of them are turned into other products.⁠
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➀ On average only 30% of plastic bottles are recycled!⁠
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Recycling, on its surface, has become a justification for overconsumption disguised as environmentalism. With the guilt of consumption lifted from customers by the recycle sign, manufacturers are able to produce more disposable goods for repeated purchases. ⁠
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Consumers now have a false sense of comfort in tossing their plastic products and packaging down the recycling bin, clueless of the lengthy journey their trash is about the take, as a result, they buy more items and produce more waste.⁠
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➀ πƒπˆπƒ π˜πŽπ” πŠππŽπ–Β we have produced half of all the plastic we’ve made in the past 70 years in just the past 13 years? And if we keep up with this pace, we will have 12 billion metric tons more in the landfill by 2050? That’s more than a ton of plastic garbage for each person on Earth to have. ⁠
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There’s something extremely easy that everyone can do to tackle our plastic waste problem - ⁠
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➀ ⁠REDUCE and CHOOSE GLASS INSTEAD.
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This post was inspired by Nanticha Ocharoenchai (Lynn)⁠ β™₯

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