PLASTIC RECYCLING IS A MYTH. AND MOST PLASTIC IS SENT TO LANDFILLS.
Plastic is not technically recyclable anymore because it is no longer profitable to recycle. Most recycling facilities simply send plastic to landfills because they would go out of business trying to recycle it. Environmental economists now say it is actually better for the planet to simply throw your plastic in the trash so that it requires less trucking to get it to the landfill. Sad stuff. But of all the aluminum produced since 1888, over 75% of it is still in current use. #DeathToPlastic
IF PLASTIC POLLUTION ISN'T CURBED, PLASTIC WILL OUTWEIGH FISH IN THE OCEAN BY 2050.
ALUMINUM IS INFINITELY RECYCLABLE, PLASTIC IS NOT.
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