Stop Plastic


An animation explaining why we should rethink plastic recycling.

2020

#animation #illustration #motiongraphic #video #recycling




VOICEOVER SCRIPT:

In the US, only 8.3% of the generated plastic in 2017 was recycled.

It’s because only certain plastics have buyers who are willing to buy them. And with the single-stream system where you put everything in one bin, the plastic is easily contaminated by food, baby diapers, and non-recyclable plastics, which makes it no longer repurposable.

Even worse, when China enacted its Green Sword policy in 2018, the US lost its biggest buyer, and some facilities now burn more plastics until there is a better solution.

Well, there is one simple solution.

Reuse.
Reduce.
Recycle right.




Background Research Links ︎
If you’re interested in learning more about this topic, please check out:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lSldQpwSvozUWbGAHe1pWeyzjInag5ReQaKV8Y6Ug0s/edit?usp=sharing