We’re fed the story that we, the public, are to blame.
That all we need to do is cut our plastic use. Repair, reuse, recycle. We’re told that if we just clean up the mess and find better ways we will overcome the tidal wave of single-use plastic. We know that we have a vital part to play but what about tackling the source of this problem? What about those producing the plastic?

A production line of green plastic bottles

A beach littered, amongst other things, with dozens of waste plastic bottles