California-based ecomodernist Michael Shellenberger has said that the collapse of Australia’s largest plastic bag recycling program was expected as plastics cannot be recycled and are often shipped to poor nations where it risks being dumped into the ocean.
It comes amid revelations that the REDcycle team was stockpiling instead of recycling millions of soft plastics—plastic that you can scrunch in your hand, including grocery
bags, bubble wrapping, snack food wrappers, and squeeze pouches—posing a potential fire and environmental risk.
The company announced that its plastic bag recycling program used by major Australian supermarkets Woolworths & Coles has been temporarily discontinued. They will no longer accept or process soft plastics starting Nov. 9 ….