- Feb 23, 2022
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A report on Feb 22, 2022 from Reuters shows that three in four people worldwide want single-use plastics to be banned as soon as possible, according to a poll released few days earlier.
Single-use plastics is widely used and they are good at in terms of flexibility, durability, versatility. But the problem is that most plastic ends up languishing in landfills, or as litter on the land or sea. Only 9% of all plastic ever made has been recycled. In the past China recycles much of the world's plastics, but from 2018 China stopped accepting plastic waste imports, since most of it was too contaminated to be reused. So Africa saw a fourfold increase in plastic waste imports in 2019, and plastic also flooded into India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam, which have since implemented their own import restrictions.
The EU directive on single-use plastics recently took effect in Europe, and it intends to greatly reduce the amount of virgin plastic produced.It mandates that, by 2025, all beverage bottles made of PET plastic must contain at least 25% recycled content, bans a wide variety of single-use products, and implements an extended producer responsibility scheme that makes plastics producers cover the cost of waste management and cleanup. So this may lead to worldwide changes in the way plastic packaging is made.