More toxic chemicals are released during plastics recycling. And loil cos. push more plastics and recycling in order to develop a demand for more oil to pro duce plastics. They do this , in case demand for oil falls. New Yorker article june 26,2023 by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Plastic recycling is greenwashing. Plastics are part of the oil industry, and oil companies fear decreased demand for oil, so they are building more factories to make more plastic out of oil.