Renewable Matter # 21 / May-June

The Solution is Circular

by Elena Comelli

Focus on Plastic

 

In the next 10 years the production of plastic is set to grow by 40%, making plastic an increasingly global issue. In the meantime, the EU is introducing the new Strategy for a more circular management of plastics, bolstering recycling and encouraging the growth of bioplastics.

 

When Daniel Webb opened his storage room, where for a whole year he had collected his plastic waste, a mountain of 4.490 bags, packaging, wrappings, containers, bottles, cups, cutlery, toothbrushes and other objects came pouring onto him. From then on, at the beginning of 2018, he started classifying all his waste, and discovered that 93% of it consisted of disposable containers, of...

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