This week I talk about plastic.
No surprise, it’s a huge environmental problem and a significant contributor to climate change. What is surprising (to me, at least) is how difficult it is to recycle. So it does make sense to reduce the amount of plastic you bring into the world by buying products with less or no packaging, in a packaging-free supermarket, for example.
If you want to learn more, The Guardian has done excellent work on the problem of plastic, for example in its United States of Plastic series, and its piece on how you’re recycling plastic wrong.