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Recycling

The essential data about recycling explained in 3 infographics. Detailed charts covering estimates of global plastic waste, global plastic production and waste, plastics and more. Learn the truth about recycling and how it relates to the state of the world on The Global Education Project website with un-biased facts from the most reliable sources.
Estimates of Global Plastic Waste "Recycling delays, rather than avoids, final disposal. It reduces future plastic waste generation only if it displaces primary plastic production; however, this displacement is extremely difficult to establish. "Second, plastics can be destroyed thermally....
Global Plastic Production and Waste Packaging represents 26% of the total volume of plastics used. Even when managed adequately, the process of recycling plastic ultimately produces a lower quality product and the required shipping, washing, chopping and melting also has a detrimental...
Plastics
This section is an overview of the steep and rapid rise in the production and use of plastics; also plastic waste management and mis-management, recycling and the prevalence of microplastic debris in the environment.


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