The report argues that circular economy solutions for plastics should focus on eliminating single-use plastics and managing long-lived plastics, including those used in vehicles and construction. Only around 10% of the plastic waste generated between 1950 and 2015 has been recycled, due to the lack of recycling systems and the non-profitability of plastic recycling. The report calls for a paradigm shift in the behaviors and culture around plastics production and consumption.

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