Negative coverage of plastic recycling has been growing. Lack of infrastructure means there is a big difference between what plastic is recyclable and what is actually recycled. Critics argue we should switch to alternatives and make polluters pay — is this the answer?
Owing to years of grassroots mobilisation and the rise of renewables and low-carbon assets, financial markets are finally shifting gears to account for the inevitable decline of fossil fuels. But policymakers must heed the call for clear standards.