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Plastic recycling could be more dangerous than you think

Efforts to end plastic pollution with recycling could leave people and the environment laden with poisonous chemicals, a new study has found. The report assessed four recycling and plastic waste management techniques that are poised to become more common as countries try to reduce plastic pollution. It found the main solutions promoted by the plastic industry — recycling, incineration, and transforming plastic into fuel — will increase people’s risk of exposure to a cocktail of toxic chemicals. More:

Plastic recycling could be more dangerous than you think  –  Canada’s National Observer
Plastic Recycling Schemes Generate High Volumes of Hazardous Waste (Report)  –  IPENEfforts to end plastic pollution with recycling could leave people and the environment laden with poisonous chemicals, a new study has found. The report assessed four recycling and plastic waste management techniques that are poised to become more common as countries try to reduce plastic pollution. It found the main solutions promoted by the plastic industry — recycling, incineration, and transforming plastic into fuel — will increase people’s risk of exposure to a cocktail of toxic chemicals. More:

Plastic recycling could be more dangerous than you think  –  Canada’s National Observer
Plastic Recycling Schemes Generate High Volumes of Hazardous Waste (Report)  –  IPEN
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