Each year, eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the sea. An amount that is bound to double in the next twenty years and quadruple by 2050. It is as if a lorry load of plastic were dumped in the sea every minute. Despite government recommendations, pushing for more efficient recycling systems, data is anything but encouraging: only 5% of manufactured plastic is adequately recycled, 40% is landfilled and one third is dumped in sensitive ecosystems, including oceans.  This and other data were presented at the Tomra Leads Global Conference organised by Tomra Sorting Recycling in early June in Sofia. But something is changing in the recycled plastic industry, also thanks to the way brands and retailers are discovering positive actions that can be taken with regards to ...