Greenpeace US As of Monday's report, plastic recycling rates are declining,

Even if production boomed, the industry's claims of creating an efficient, circular economy as "imagined" were destroyed.

Titled "Circular Claims Fall Flat Again",

The study found that of the 51 million tons of plastic waste generated by American households in 2021, only 2.4 million tons were recycled,

After peaking at 10 percent in 2014, the trend is decreasing,

Especially since China stopped accepting plastic waste from the West in 2018.

virgin production of non-recyclable plastics, ie - meanwhile growing rapidly as the petrochemical industry expands,

"Industry groups and large corporations are pushing for recycling as the solution," Lisa Ramsden, US campaigner for Greenpeace, told AFP.

"By doing so, he has absolved all responsibility" of making sure the recycling actually works, he said.

he said. He named Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever and Nestle as the main culprits.

Greenpeace US According to the U.S. survey, only two types of plastic are widely accepted in the country's 375 material recovery facilities.

The first is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is commonly used in water and soda bottles;