Why is it important to regulate PET bottles to have a real circular economy?

The following column was published in the La Tercera newspaper on Wednesday, January 29, as a clarification about the inclusion of plastic PET bottles in a bill that regulates single-use plastics in Chile. 

This bill is currently up for a vote in the Chilean Senate Environment Commission. Some doubts were raised in that same newspaper about including plastic bottles in the bill, because according to the authors of a previous article, plastic bottles are 100% recyclable and by regulating them many waste pickers would lose their main source of income. Read More