Infographic: why recycling is not enough

I don’t normally post infographics, but I was sent a set of them from Surfrider Foundation Europe last week. I thought they were unusually detailed and clear presentations of some of the problems around plastic, especially the false solutions that keep cropping up as people become more aware of plastic. False solution number one is recycling – obviously useful, but obviously not enough when you do the maths.

If you like it, let me know and I can post the others ones in future.

I’ve slightly shortened the infographic, but the whole thing is available here, including credits and sources. Design by QQF, France.



  1. Yes agreed, this is an excellent infographic. Clear and concise and ideal for pasting into presentations, making up leaflets etc. so please Circulate future infographics from Surfrider. regards Keith from Aberdeen


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