How do we end up eating plastic bags? What is ‘e-waste’? How do we recycle plastics? This book discusses recycling in a world that has an increasing amount of waste, looking at how effective we are globally at recycling and highlighting issues such as the dangers of recycling toxic or hazardous waste, the potential of ‘blackwater’ treatment and the use of new building materials that are sustainable, such as guadua bamboo. Part of the Earth Debates series.