The Plastic Pandemic: COVID-19 trashed the recycling dream
Recyclers struggle as oil world invests hundreds of billions to make new plastic
COVID-19 has hobbled #plastic #recycling, just as Big Oil is investing hundreds of billions of dollars in new plastic production to prop up their struggling businesses. The system is broken. Read our story
Another oil demand shift from COVID -Plastics booming -Recycled plastic taking a hit The circle of the circular economy is slowing
Earth Island Journal
The pandemic has intensified a price war between recycled and new plastic, made by the oil industry. It’s a war recyclers worldwide are losing, price data and interviews with more than two dozen businesses across five continents show.