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The Plastic Pandemic: A Reuters Special Report

By October 15, 2020No Comments

Like many businesses around the world, the plastic recycling industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, with many recycling ventures shrinking between 20%-60%. Set against the backdrop of an ongoing price war between recycled plastic and virgin plastic, and oil companies betting on revenue from plastic production as the move towards electric vehicles becomes a reality, this five-part special investigation by Joe Brock, reveals challenging times ahead not only for the industry, but also for our oceans.

The Plastic Pandemic – COVID-19 trashed the recycling dream