Would Mr. Robinson still advise Dustin Hoffman to go into “plastics”?

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  • Plastics are here to stay.
  • But there are ways to create a more sustainable system of how they’re used.

Seems like just yesterday that Mr. Robinson was advising a young Dustin Hoffman to go into “plastics.” That advice wouldn’t be delivered today if he had watched this “Story of a plastic bottle” video from Greenpeace shared in this post by Sir Ronald Green…

Here is a note from Jen Baugher:

Although many of us want to live more sustainably, produce less waste, and save money; the numbers speak for themselves: plastics are here to stay.

The global bottled water market alone was valued at nearly $220 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.1% from 2021 to 2028.

Producers, distributors, consumers, and local governments need to act fast to create a more sustainable system through circular design, innovation, and technology. One leader making strides in this space is TOMRA Collection Solutions. Every year, TOMRA facilitates the collection of over 40 *billion* recyclable cans and bottles!

When I was living in Scandinavia late last year, I used RVM systems on a weekly basis, bringing back bottles and cans to any grocery store for a return deposit. Not only would I like to see successful deposit return systems (DRS) take off in the United States, I’d also love to see RVMs readily available for American consumers to conveniently return their valuable, recyclable containers.

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