Why consumers need to wake up to plastic waste (and start recycling)
Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler has helped shed light on the importance of conscious consumption and recycling.
The South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (Sapro) is leading the way in promoting a culture of recycling, Knowler explains.
She says that consumers need to put an end to the current 'make-use-dispose' culture in relation to plastic use.
We have to embrace recycling, reusing and repurposing.Wendy Knowler, consumer journalist
Plastic gets a pretty bad rap, and understandably so. It's made from oil - a non renewable resource.Wendy Knowler, consumer journalist
If plastic is only used once and discarded, it's an environmental disaster.Wendy Knowler, consumer journalist
You can't avoid the impact of plastic waste on our beaches and oceans - we're not even seeing the landfill.Wendy Knowler, consumer journalist
The future of the planet depends on us, the humans.Wendy Knowler, consumer journalist
Knowler and Sapro general manager Annabe Pretorius shared some case studies on finding creative ways to recycle plastic and some inspiring examples of what can be made with recycled products.
If it's plastic, put it in your recycling bin and the waste management company will sort it out.Annabe Pretorius, General Manager at South African Plastics Recycling Organisation
There is so many different plastics that every grade and every type has to be recycled separately. That's our challenge.Annabe Pretorius, General Manager at South African Plastics Recycling Organisation
Take a listen to the insightful discussion:
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