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Report: Plastic is on track to become a bigger climate problem than coal

1 month ago   |   By Grist

Plastic permeates the oceans, clutters landfills, and threatens to create a “ near-permanent contamination of the natural environment ,” according to researchers. As if that weren't bad enough, it is also a major contributor to climate change.
A new report from the advocacy group Beyond Plastics says that emissions from the plastic industry could overtake those from coal-fired power plants by the end of this decade. At every step of its life cycle, the report said, plastic causes greenhouse gas emissions that are jeopardizing urgent climate goals and harming marginalized...
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