Are you also happy that every time you throw plastic in the yellow bin, you do at least a little bit for the planet? I will not hide the fact that, of course, we also sort all the waste at home and compost most of the biological waste.
But have you ever wondered what actually happens to your sorted (not to be confused with recycled…) plastics?
You also read the headlines everywhere, like people here and in Europe sorts up to 70% plastics? Looks cool, right? And so a person ceases to be interested in the further fate of his PET bottle, because he thinks that it is solved and it ends with sorting.
But the funny thing is that the number of how many plastics are sorted, AT ALL it says nothing about what really happens to the sorted plastics... I won't stress you out, according to the OECD - is recycled ONLY about 9% of plastics.
I wasn't under any illusions and suspected that some of the plastics I had sorted out it burns normally, or exported to China for landfills, but I had no idea that it was so bad and that it was the vast majority.
And I'm not even talking about the fact how much the companies that sort plastics and then "ecologically incinerate" earn from subsidies and government contracts.
Take ten minutes of your time because the documentary is definitely worth it.