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Ocean plastics and CSR

Graham Watson

30th January 2017

A good recycling story here. Ocean plastics are notoriously hard to recycle but it seems that P&G are the latest company to try and utilise this resource, and try to make the recycling of this more common.

The problem is that the combination of sea water and UV makes the plastic degrade.

However, it's an important step the article notes

"Millions of tonnes of plastic are sent to landfill every year, and a large chunk of this ends up in the oceans: research suggests there could be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050."

I'm not convinced by the statistic - how on earth is that calculated, by piece or by weight? But clearly this small breakthrough has merit and indicates greater corporate social responsibility.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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