The world is addicted to plastic. It was once sold to consumers as the product of the future, a symbol of the modern times to come. But decades later the reality is that the earth is choking on it.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, only 9 percent of plastic is making its way into the recycling stream.
“That’s a people problem. They throw it on the street, or throw it in the ocean. Unfortunately it’s a habit that has to be stopped,” says Leon Farahnik, chairman of Carbonlite.