Plastic-ware maker ramps up eco-friendly effort – USAPosted on January 27, 2016 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
While recycling plastics is always the ideal, after decades of promoting recycling programs and significant improvements in recycling participation and availability, most people simply view some products as disposable, he said.
“You can’t change the habit, especially of people in the U.S., where we are so used to using a thing and throwing it away. People want the convenience of this,” Lee said.
At the same time, Lee said, “people are feeling guilty about this, and they’re looking to use more environmentally friendly products.”
So, he said, it’s up to manufacturers such as Fuling to develop products that are disposable, but have less of an impact on the environment.
This manufacturer is correct. Manufacturers have to take part of the responsibility for the disposable plastic products they produce. As we all know much of it will end up as litter and only a small fraction gets recycled.