Recycling Is Everyones Responsibility

Higher hygiene standards, smaller households, intense brand marketing, and the rise of ready-made meals have all contributed to an increase in packaging waste, but international trade may be the biggest factor.

Even simple items like bottles of water now routinely crisscross the globe, meaning that thirst for a few swallows of "product" can generate not just plastic bottles, but also a large amount of other packaging debris—from wrapping film to bin liners to shipping crates.

So far, Europe has led the world in recycling packaging materials— principally through the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive of 1994. The EU [European Union] directive calls for manufacturers, retailers, and others in the product chain to share the recycling burden.

The author thinks that recycling materials requires a mature recycling infrastructure like the ones developed for recycling car batteries and their highly toxic materials.

The author thinks that recycling materials requires a mature recycling infrastructure like the ones developed for recycling car batteries and their highly toxic materials.

With the exception of hazardous wastes, the United States has been slower to embrace the concept of "extended producer responsibility," as the idea is known, according to Bill Sheehan, director of the Product Policy Institute, a nonprofit research organization in Athens, Georgia. Some municipalities, however, are starting to demand that businesses help cover the costs of recycling.

"Otherwise," Sheehan says, we are "just stimulating the production of more stuff."

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