My favourite holiday is a shadow of its former self.
I am always amazed how people think. When you buy something, it becomes that persons. Even when you could return a bottle and get a nickel. It was yours until you sold it back to the buyer. Nothing has changed. The only thing that will change if you make the government make the company take back what can't be used, is the price of the goods to be thrown away. Now if the environmentalists want to finally take the blame for the way we are dealing with trash now, and live in the real world, we probably can get some where with this trash problem. Until then, we are going to keep going the same direction.
Asking for a clarification here. Are you saying the whole idea of a circular economy is bullshit, or just parts of it?