Our Plastic World: Promoting Sustainability Through a Circular Economy
Published on 17 March 2017
In Developing World, Dumping Is Status Quo
Most developing nations boast linear economies. A product (in this case plastic) is bought, used and simply discarded. It’s never cleaned, sorted, or reused; it’s quickly “dumped” without regard for where it will wind up. Most developing nations don’t have the equipment necessary to manage proper sorting or recycling methods, so most of the waste they produce is dumped in the streets, thus making its way into nearby oceans and water sources by way of nasty weather and sewer systems.