More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution

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Abstract

My article on the Scientific American Observations blog describing the scale of our plastic problem and how industrial lobbying and misdirection has led the US public to misplace sustainability efforts on recycling over plastic reduction and reuse.

Publication
Scientific American: Observations

The only thing worse than being lied to is not knowing you’re being lied to. It’s true that plastic pollution is a huge problem, of planetary proportions. And it’s true we could all do more to reduce our plastic footprint. The lie is that blame for the plastic problem is wasteful consumers and that changing our individual habits will fix it…

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