Plastic Paradox: Unravelling Malta's Recycling Progress and the Urgency of Reduction

Plastic Paradox: Unravelling Malta's Recycling Progress and the Urgency of Reduction

Β πŸŒπŸ’š In this edited recording of "Unravelling Malta's Recycling Progress and the Urgency of Reduction." we dig into the real impact of that single-use plastic bottle from your last grocery run? Or how much of the plastic we toss in the recycle bin actually gets recycled? πŸ€”

At the time of broadcast it is the BCRS anniversary so 1 whole year of the Beverage Container Recycling Scheme in Malta so we can ask how has this helped and have we made progress on recycling in Malta?

We're digging deep into these questions and more, as we unpack the complex world of plastic recycling in Malta. Not just that, we're also going to shed some light on the myths about recycling that we often fall for.

You see, it's not just about recycling more; it's about using less. And we've got some handy tips and tricks up our sleeve to help you do just that!

Join us in this enlightening journey. Let's learn together, let's act together, and let's pave the way for a sustainable future, one plastic bottle at a time. πŸ’ͺ🌍

Remember, change starts with understanding. And understanding starts with us. So, mark your calendars and join the call to action! πŸ—“οΈπŸ’š

#PlasticParadox #MaltaRecycling #SustainabilityMatters #ReduceReuseRecycle

You can read more about UN Environment Chief Inger Andersson's view on whether recycling can really get us out of this mess and we will refer to this article and others in our discussions.

00:00 Intro

00:20 BCRS First anniversary results - The Beverage Container Recycling Scheme in Malta Read more about BCRS in Malta

04:31 Myth 1 - Plastic can be used over and over again Read More

06:27 Myth 2 - PET bottles are part of the circular economy Read more

08:19 Myth 3 - Recycling is the solution to the plastic crisis Read more

09:23 Myth 4 - Lets build more recycling systems Read more

10:55 Myth 5 - Recycled plastic is better Read more

12:49 Myth 6 - Incineration or "Waste to energy" and chemical recycling Read more

14:08 Beware greenwashing by major bottling companies Read more

15:24 What about recycling last rather than first? The 5 R's Read more

17:17 Get a water filter and attach it to your kitchen mixer - no more plastic bottles Read more

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