Plastic and Climate Change

6 reasons to blame plastic pollution for climate change

(World Bank Blogs)

What is the link between plastics and hurricanes Sandy and Katrina in the United States, melting glaciers in Antarctica, summer heat waves and erosion of coastal areas in Australia, and other natural disasters hitting us with greater frequency? We blame climate change for that.  However, the contribution of plastic waste and the plastics industry to climate change is often less known or worse, disregarded.

Plastic waste surrounds us – it is found in the air we breathe, in glacial ice on Mount Everest, in the water we drink, in fish we eat, and it was even recently discovered in  human placenta. Plastics also have indirect negative impacts across its lifecycle, the consequences of which are neither visible nor obvious.

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