past 50 years or so, plastics have been used to make a growing range of everyday
products – from food packaging and bags to toys and computers. From an
environmental point of view, plastics:
light (cutting down on transport costs)
often be reused
However, they also use up precious energy, resources and create landfill. So how far is our use of plastics sustainable?
|Where do plastics come from?
|Where do plastics go to?
|How is recycled plastic processed - click here
|Problems with recycling
|Biodegradable plastics go to www.degradable.net
|So how can we make our use of plastics more sustainable?
|Great examples of products using recycled materials