Overemphasis on Recycling Distracts from Sustainable Waste Management: Researchers

  • Recycling campaigns mask the larger problem of over-production and undermine other more sustainable waste reduction strategies.
  • Public misunderstands recycling, assuming it absolves waste guilt and often mishandles non-recyclable goods.
  • Despite some efforts to curb single-use plastics, the onus is incorrectly on consumers, causing minimal impact on the global waste crisis.
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