Plastic Recycling Trap: Only 9% Of Plastics Ever Produced Have Been Recycled

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Episode Summary: In this episode, Olabanji and Leekei discuss the trap of plastic recycling and look for ways to take action

Only 9% of plastics ever produced has actually been recycled knowing that the world has been producing plastic for over 70 years… The entire lifecycle of plastic is bad for the environment, from production to its disposal. We’ve been lured to that recycling plastic is a sustainable option so we can keep producing and using more and more plastics. It is not true. It is a trap.

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Don’t Take Our Word For It, Look It Up!

You can find out more on pages 78 and 79 of the Carbon Almanac and on the website you can tap the footnotes link and type in 027 and 346

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Featuring Carbon Almanac Contributors Leekei Tang and Olabanji Stephen

Leekei is a fashion business founder, a business coach, an international development expert and podcaster from Paris, France.

Olabanji is from Lagos Nigeria, he’s a Creative Director and visual designer that helps brands gain clarity, deliver meaningful experiences and build tribes through Design & Strategy. He founded Jorney - a community designed to help people stay productive, accountable, and do their best work.

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The CarbonSessions Podcast is produced and edited by Leekei Tang, Steve Heatherington and Rob Slater.

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