In a well-researched, authoritative article, Tiffany Duong exposes the lie that recycling works.
Our planet is choking in plastic waste. This is one of the major forces driving us toward planetary extinction. Why? Because the petrochemical industry wants to maximise its profits, thank you.
There are ALWAYS alternatives to using the stuff in the first place, even during a pandemic. If the real cost of plastics was included in the price, we could not afford them.
So, the proper order of actions is:
REFUSE to use.
REUSE as many times as possible.
RECYCLE is an act of last resort.