Plastics first produced in the 20th century have become omnipresent in our daily lives. The highly flexible and cost-effective substance used in everything from food packaging to medical devices certainly has made our lives more convenient.
Nevertheless, this luxury comes at a cost, and the impossibility of biodegrading plastics is taking a toll on our world. To make matters worse, recycling technology is severely underdeveloped around the world.
Within this Swissquote infographic, we recap the end of "quick" recycling, and explore the challenges faced by many countries as they develop their domestic capabilities.
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infographic by: www.visualcapitalist.com