So, we know from the Greens that oil is the very devil. And we also know that plastics are the very devil.
The reason oil used to be the devil is because there wasn’t much of it. Far too valuable to be just burned. And we had to recycle plastics because they were made from that very scarce oil.
OK, so now the green argument has changed. There’s loads of oil around, far too much in fact. If we burned all the oil we have then we’d boil the planet.
But are we allowed to keep using this excess oil to make plastics?
Another way of asking this is, well, what are the CO2 emissions from making oil into plastics?
If we really do have too much oil perhaps we can stop with the recycling of plastic?