Risk of plastics losses to the environment from Indian landfills

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Scientists lay out a framework for accounting plastic losses from landfills in India. They show how plastic is carried out of landfills by wind, precipitation and runoff, and flooding across 496 large cities. About 11% of cities studied showed present or very high risk of severe plastic losses from landfills into the environment. The scientists suggest their findings could be used to help support national and urban policymakers to curb plastics pollution.

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