Four Corners – 10 August 2020 – 10/8/2020 – August 10 – Monday – ABC
Recycling spin in the plastics industry
For decades we’ve been told that we can do our bit for the environment by recycling our waste.
But as Four Corners revealed in 2017, much of Australia’s recycling operations have been effectively a sham with mountains of waste being stockpiled with nowhere to go.
Now, in this revealing investigation from PBS Frontline, the actions of the American plastics industry are laid bare.
The program shows how over decades clever marketing campaigns were created to persuade consumers they should carry the burden of plastic pollution, by recycling, rather than expecting industry to reduce the amount of plastic it manufactured.
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