Is it just me?
Or is anyone else wondering how the explosion of recycled PET plastic fibers, fills and other products comports with what one would assume is a larger and more eco-friendly goal of reducing plastic generally? Recycling plastic has become an industry — and no industry can sustain itself without raw materials.
I dig the motivation to recycle post-consumer and post-industrial waste. But in doing so are we increasing demand for such waste? Maybe this is simply an acknowledgement that we’re going to go on cranking out waste and we might as well find something useful and more environmentally friendly to do with it.
Still scratching my head.