SINGLE-USE PLASTICS A SERIOUS CLIMATE CHANGE HAZARD STUDY WARNS

THE PROLIFERATION OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC AROUND THE WORLD IS ACCELERATING CLIMATE CHANGE AND SHOULD BE URGENTLY HALTED, A REPORT WARNS.

PLASTIC IS AMONG THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND RAPIDLY GROWING SOURCES OF INDUSTRIAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, THE REPORT SAYS.

Incineration creates the most CO2 emissions among the plastic waste management methods.
"Plastic is among the most significant and rapidly growing sources of industrial greenhouse gas emissions," the report says.
Nearly all plastic - 99% - is made from fossil fuels.

The proliferation of single-use plastic around the world is accelerating climate change and should be urgently halted, a report warns. Plastic production is expanding worldwide, fuelled in part by the fracking boom in the...

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