Author: Rianne Lindhout

Soft drink packaging accounts for a large share of plastic food packaging. By far, most plastic packaging waste is incinerated. Credit: Leiden University On paper it is recycled, but in reality enormous quantities of plastic waste from the Netherlands end up in Asian seas. Researchers from the Leiden Institute of Environmental Sciences charted the fate of plastic food packaging waste from the Netherlands. They published their results on July 8 in the journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling. The core of the problem with plastic waste: we produce far more plastic than we can process in our recycling facilities. We, therefore,…

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