Plastic Recycling Is Working, So Ignore the Cynics
Those who call it a myth ignore the facts: The US has at least 180 facilities to reprocess billions of pounds of plastics every year, and customer demand is growing.
Last week, LaMar Detert walked me through Discover Plastics, his 48-year-old plastic recycling company in Rogers, Minnesota. I was there because I wanted to double-check that it exists.
A few days earlier the Atlantic had run a viral article titled "Plastic Recycling Doesn't Work and Will Never Work." It wasn't the first to make that claim, either. Over the last half-decade, as concerns over ocean plastic pollution have gone mainstream, plastic recycling has become an object of ire, labeled everything from a "myth" to an outright "lie."
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