7th September 2021
Tuesday September 7th Dr Gary Walple speaks on BBC News regarding plastic pollution – Could recycling PPE reduce the problem?
Dr Gary Walpole, director of the Circular Economy Innovation Community Project at Swansea University and Cardiff Metropolitan University, said recycling was something we should be doing an “awful lot more of” and public sector bodies such as the NHS could set an example by recycling PPE.
“The basic premise of circular economy is to keep all products within the circular loop as long as possible,” he claims.
“There’s a lot of energy that goes into creating products like plastic, so the longer you can keep that plastic in use, by reusing it, the less energy use, the less raw material use, and therefore the less carbon you emit.”
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