Plastic recycling

Big brands are betting on a silver bullet solution to the world’s plastics pollution mess.
Plastic trash has overwhelmed America. Fossil fuel companies are about to make it worse.
In Germany, strict recycling laws are widely praised. But success masks a dark truth.
This new reality risks an increase of plumes of toxic pollution that threaten many black and Latino communities.
Recycled plastic is keeping millions of discarded bottles out of our oceans, for now. But is it a long-term solution?
The company says it's committed to recycling, but a new Greenpeace report says that's not enough.
With ghost nets, the carnage is repeated over and over again -- sinking when heavy with dead marine life, but once it has decomposed, the nets float back up to the surface, and the grisly process is repeated.
This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network: It's beyond sobering and bordering on infuriating: Almost every