Recycling is Not the Answer to Plastic Pollution and Here’s Why

We all are introduced to the three ways to save our environment: reduce, reuse, and recycle. At home, we are taught to recycle our bottles and use them as our water bottles or containers for household liquids like dishwashing soaps, detergents, or even our cooking and frying oils. However, is recycling really the solution to save our planet from plastic pollution? Maybe not.
Although it can help minimize the number of plastic waste being disposed of every day, it does not solve the issue of plastic pollution. It just keeps coming because we continually use plastic. While we do recycle them, we often end up disposing of them soon enough. Plastics are not meant to last long in …