The Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa says the country’s plastic-pollution problem is due to multi-faceted failures in the plastic-products value chain.
The organization this week launched its Plastics: Facts and Futures Report which says these failures are what cumulatively contributes to plastic-pollution in the South African environment.
Project Manager for Circular Plastics Economy, at the WWF in South Africa, Lorren de Kock, says the sector should re-think its dependency on fossil fuels for raw materials…
De Kock says a lack of compliance in the sector adds to the problem.
#OPINION: "It’s time that all involved in the plastics sector in South Africa took action – not talk and PR but real action – to reinvigorate the recycling sector and to find real solutions," writes WWF's @LorrenLandman. Read more:
— WWF South Africa (@WWFSouthAfrica) November 5, 2020
#MythBusted: The current monetary cost of virgin plastic does not account for the negative impacts of plastic pollution on nature and people. If quantified, these consequences would reveal the true cost of plastic. #PlasticMyths
— WWF South Africa (@WWFSouthAfrica) November 2, 2020
#MythBusted: Most plastics are produced from fossil fuels, which makes this industry a carbon-intensive sector with significant climate change impacts at every stage of the plastics value chain. pic.twitter.com/QPqjJsB3Y1
— WWF South Africa (@WWFSouthAfrica) November 3, 2020
#MythBusted: Plastic food packaging plays a major role in reducing food waste but it has a short lifespan and usually ends up in landfill or open dumping, also making it a major cause of plastic pollution in nature. pic.twitter.com/NCS6iGuqLq
— WWF South Africa (@WWFSouthAfrica) November 4, 2020