The council takes away our plastic for ‘recycling’ – but is not entirely clear about where it goes:
Meanwhile, it’s clear that it’s really up to manufacturers and supermarkets to stop putting plastic out there in the first place:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalln has been campaigning on this:
As there’s a tonne of plastic in supermarkets:
Again this evening on BBC One, he and and Anita Rani “look at the amount of plastic we produce”:
The Huffington Post reports
Plastic: we’re all very aware of it and many of us are taking steps to reduce our use and recycle it. But do you know how much new plastic we’re using in the UK every year and what happens to it after you’ve dutifully recycled it at home?
Our habit is turning rivers and oceans into a type of plastic soup, and it’s blighting the planet, according to War on Plastic, a new BBC One documentary series featuring Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani.
Here are five eye-opening things we discovered about plastic via the show.
5. The supermarkets could do a LOT more to reduce plastic use.
We hear a lot about the measures supermarkets are taking to reduce plastic – whether that’s introducing packaging-free aisles, or swapping plastic microwave meal packaging for cardboard. But, the documentary shows, supermarkets could be doing a lot more to make it easier for shoppers to cut back.