At least you have a clear picture of the situation. British plastic recycling companies are currently under investigation for dumping (or paying someone else to dump) trash illegally - despite being paid by councils (money of losers like I) to recycle it: https://www.independent.co.uk/environme ... 91736.html
It started happening last year when China closed the waste chute. Britain is sending a lot of our trash to Poland. In a typical for Poles entrepreneurial spirit, they formed a "trash mafia". They offer recycling to British companies, but since no one in Poland is really controlling it, they just dump it in random places or burn it (which sometimes starts serious fires). It brings to mind PK Dick's dystopian world (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... h-tip.html
There's too much plastic trash. We have no choice but to eat it. Again and again... I've heard about a horror movie Human Centipede. I haven't even tried to watch it (maybe in a couple of years, when I recover from watching von Trier's Antichrist).