Should we really be building out of plastic? No.Posted on January 7, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
I thought it might be a way to use up all that plastic that they are going to make, but I was wrong.
I got off on a tangent, a modest proposal that perhaps it was a better idea to turn all those plastics into building materials that last instead of disposable bottles that get dumped in the ocean- that if we are going to make plastic, let’s make it last.
I was wrong. Because when you start looking at how plastics are actually made, it turns out that their manufacture has a huge carbon footprint.
Belief in the recycling of plastics as the saviour to plastic waste is a fallacy. Reduce is the only option that will save our future. Is it that hard to not use a single use bag or a disposable plastic straw or that water bottle? No it is not and we need to relearn this.