The plastic cutting boards are in the trash, and the plastic used to make them is being recycled into products.
They’re not recyclable.
That’s a problem, said Scott Taylor, who oversees waste management at the American Society of Civil Engineers, which oversees the U.S. federal government.
“There is a tremendous amount of plastic in the environment, so there’s a tremendous potential for environmental damage,” Taylor said.
“But there’s also a huge potential for a lot of waste that could be saved.”
I think the main thing is that the government is in a situation of being able to get out of the business of recycling plastic, because the plastics that are being recycled, the way we are thinking about recycling them, they’re not going to go into the environment.
They are going to end up in landfills.
“The EPA says it is considering an option to recycle all plastic in its supply chain.
Taylor said there are many plastic items that are actually used in consumer products, but that the agency does not want to recycle any that could go into landfins.
Taylor says that would mean a waste reduction of up to 50 percent of the total plastic consumed in the U, but it would still be less than half of what the U gets from its landfines.