How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

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“…less than 10 percent of plastic has ever been recycled.”


How they did it was easy. They paid the media to run their ‘ads’.


I’m not surprised that plastic isn’t actually recycled. It never made sense to me and having to separate plastics from other garbage has always bothered me, because how tf could dirty ass plastic Starbucks cups get recycled? The public bought recycling hook line and sinker not because the public is stupid or gullible but because it gives us peace of mind to “know” that we can blow through our convenient single use plastics without hurting the environment and being wasteful. We’d rather believe it and not question it despite it making zero sense than face the fact that we need to stop our plastic use.


Diet soda, the other white meat, fighting forest fires, recycling, and countless other PR campaigns. Thank you, Boomers. Maybe “stop, drop, and roll” is also a lie, and we should just huff the smoke.


Fossil fuel companies are utterly immoral, i genuinely hope anyone working for these companies feels absolute shame for the damage they have done