While recycling may help a little bit – it is not the answer. The recycling scheme was designed by the Plastic industry to take the responsibility off them and put it on the consumer.
"Biodegradable" plastic may “break down” in one or two years instead of ten or a hundred, but that doesn’t make a difference to an animal who eats it today.
Additives in plastic have been shown to contain many endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Do we want those toxic ocean plastics leaching into our skin pores?