If you’re involved in plastics, you should care about recycling

Chicago - Plastic bottles scattered across a beach. Plastic bags clinging to a tree. These are a few of society's (un)favorite things.

"My apologizes for the uncomfortable pictures - but they are powerful images," said Kim Holmes, director of recycling and diversion at SPI, who showed pictures of plastic litter at the Global Plastics Summit. "The perception of plastics is often a negative interaction with plastics - the material littering the environment."

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