Where Plastic goes? Most used plastics are never collected for recycling. In the U.S. only 10% items like bottles are recycled domestically, Most everything else gets exported to countries that can sort it cheaply by hand…
Worldwide Plastics Data Courtesy Moore Recycling Associates and the American Chemistry Council, Graphic By Katie Peek
Wish we could free the world from having to make new plastic? Read our feature about the guy that could make this happen: The Garbage Man.
This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of Popular Science.
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