I envision a future where everyone is mindful of sorting their garbage, recyclable items, and compost. Recycled products are not as good in terms of quality which is steering companies away from using non-plastic materials to package products. This is one of the reasons why plastics are widely used for packaging all sorts of products (ex: food).
For the future, recyclable plastics should not be mixed up with other types of plastics so that it can actually be recycled. Proper waste management should be a top priority for the future to prevent recyclable plastics from becoming unrecyclable due to sorting contaminations.
A solution could be to ban non-compostable plastics and ban all plastics that are not truly biodegradable or recyclable because that complicates the waste sorting issue.
Another solution could be to hold people accountable and punish those who do not properly sort their household wastes and plastics. This may encourage people to take waste management seriously and would make sure recyclable wastes are not contaminated with other wastes.