If you haven’t seen this video on the issues with recycling, you should probably watch it right now. In a similar vain, this article by NPR on the topic. In short, the plastics industry created an identifier logo for different plastics that looks very similar to the public domain recycling logo, and then lobbied for legislation to make that logo mandatory on all public products. The result: the public beliefs that our plastics are recycled, when really only 10% of them are (at least in the US).

Julian Barg


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  author = {Barg, Julian},
  title = {Julian Barg: Recycling},
  url = {},
  year = {2020}