For most of the lower grade plastics we use, there is no market to recycle, meaning that they are currently being sent to landfill. So it’s up to each individual to start taking responsibility for there own trash.
The easiest thing is to refuse to buy products that have lots of packaging. Yet if you do find soft plastics have creeped into the house, why not make an eco brick.
Laila is a White Rabbit Garden team member and runs a small business called Organics Love and Co where she makes organic skin care and wellness products. Here she talks about what can you do with your soft plastics by making eco-bricks.
If you’re interested in the buildings check out her article here!