This sounds counter-intuitive until you think through the alternatives to some of our economy’s needed plastics. According to Professor David Bucknall from Heriot-Watt University, there are no easy answers to global plastic pollution.
“…the academics from Heriot-Watt University said replacing plastics with other packaging such as glass or metal could double global energy consumption.
“In many cases, there is no credible alternative to using a plastic so we need to move towards a ‘circular economy’ for plastics, rather than the largely ‘make-use-dispose’ model we currently adopt.
Read the source article on BBC’s website.