Yeah, it's bollox, innit. We don't even scratch the surface! My eldest, a right-on stoodent, tells me that shipping (as in actual ships) is by far the worst global polluter, and production of meat for human consumption not far behind. Doesn't stop him buying stuff off Amazon or eating beef, mind you.
Still, sorting the yoghurt pots into the right bin does at least alleviate our first-world angst and guilt just a tiny bit.
Trying to recycle properly at home and teach the 4x25+ year old lodgers (children)it’s for their benifit - whilst pushing the wheelie bin past a petrol V8, a diesel 4x4, a petrol 4x4, a hot hatch and a very hot BMW M 1series.
Then at work we took over a brand new office some 30,000 sq feet, brand new installed ceilings and raised floor - and threw over 75% straight into the bin.