Plastic Recycling Schemes Generate High Volumes of Hazardous Waste

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No System Proposed or in Use Can Meet Next Decade’s Explosion in Plastic Waste.

Major investments in chemical recycling, plastic-to-fuel, and incineration to manage plastic waste is generating high volumes of highly hazardous waste and toxic emissions, according to a new report released today.

The report Plastic Waste Management Hazards is the first study providing a detailed account of how current investments in recycling schemes, both mechanical and chemical, will have very little impact on a growing, worldwide plastic pollution problem and will increase exposure to toxic chemicals in the communities where they are located.

Resource Location: Mexico

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