dame ellen macarthur: to save the oceans, use more plastic - plastic film packaging
According to Sir Ellen MacArthur, the product may need to contain more plastic, not less, to reduce overall pollution to the ocean.
The yacht woman, who broke the world's record for the world's fastest solo global voyage in 2005, will announce two $1 million Awards today to reward how to make plastic easier to recycle or reuse.
She says fragile plastic products like plastic cups and trays are less likely to be reused than those that are stronger.
The plastic film used in the packaging is also difficult to recycle and can be replaced with thicker plastic, she added.
"Reducing the use can be contradictory because it may mean that the material will not be recycled," she said . ".