The Fraud of Plastic Recycling- 2024 Report
The Fraud of Plastic Recycling- 2024 Report

How Big Oil and the plastics industry deceived the public for decades and caused the plastic waste crisis.

The Center for Climate Integrity delivers a scathing February 2024 report about how big oil and the plastics industry have deceived the public. For example, the plastics industry pledges unachievable targeted recycling rates, misleading the public and policy makers.

From, which was cited in their research, "As of 2015, approximately 6300 Mt of plastic waste had been generated, around 9% of which had been recycled, 12% was incinerated, and 79% was accumulated in landfills or the natural environment. If current production and waste management trends continue, roughly 12,000 Mt of plastic waste will be in landfills or in the natural environment by 2050."

SOURCE: Center for Climate Integrity, The Fraud of Plastic Recycling

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