There are already great alternatives available for non-recyclable & non-biodegradable plastics.
It's the large manufacturers and supermarkets who can make the big difference that decide not to use them.
Many consumers are willing to put their recycling in a separate bin. But to many plastic packaging is not recyclable or biodegradable (films on meat packs,salad bags, etc.). That is not a consumers choice, there are no alternatives.
Unless the big players are by law made to take their social responsibility they probably won't out of “financial” or “logistic”considerations.
Decades ago legislation made everyone change to unleaded petrol because it was better for the environment. Now it is time the same happens for plastics!
It is not the consumers responsibility. Consumer that do care will always make the right decisions anyway. It's the part of the population that does not care and shouldn't be given the option because they don't care either or.
*All products sold should be in either recyclable or biodegradable packaging.
*All small-single-use-items that are designed for consumption “on-the-go”should be biodegradable.
It's in the nature of these products that they are used when out and about and recycling isn't often possible even if you would want to. Many city centres don't have recycling bins and normal bins are overfull and rubbish piles up. To many of this type packaging ends up in the environment.
By changing over to only biodegradable packaging for these items we would reduce the negative impact to the environment.
Again, there are increasingly many great alternatives to non-biodegradable & non-recyclable plastic packaging available but unless the big players are actually made to use them things might just carry on as is unfortunately ........