What really happens to the plastic you throw away?

Plastic bottles and containers are among the most recycled materials, but we do not know what actually happens to the plastic that we recycle and to the plastic that we just throw it away.

Watch the TED Talk video below and see how different can be the life cycles of three plastic bottles.

What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce YouTube: What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce

Talking point

  • What are the dangers these disposables present and the opportunities connected to their correct disposal?

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Supply Chains in Practice: How Things Get to You

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