A problem with Reducing the use of plastic is that it is extremely effective in many applications. Not least, it is an excellent packaging material which has many significant benefits, including the reduction of food waste.
Re-use is not practicable for plastic that is ‘single use’.
Difficulties with Recycling plastics are currently multi-fold because of the nature of the polymer itself.
Plastic packaging which does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic will be subject to a new tax from April 2022 – however, at the moment, there is not enough recycled content available to meet this objective.
Turning waste plastic back into oil and gas