scroll.in - Recycling isn’t enough to tackle the world’s worsening plastic pollution crisis

scroll.in - Recycling isn’t enough to tackle the world’s worsening plastic pollution crisis

October 1, 2020

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Circular Economy, Packaging

Health problems associated with plastics production disproportionately affect low-income racial minorities across the globe.

lastic production and consumption have snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s. In 2020, an estimated 24 million to 34 million tonnes of plastic waste will enter the world’s lakes, rivers and oceans. That is roughly the weight of 21,000 rail locomotives.

scroll.in - Recycling isn’t enough to tackle the world’s worsening plastic pollution crisis