Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

Posted on May 15, 2019January 20, 2021Categories Industry News

Study Recommends Solutions, Including Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics WASHINGTON, DC — In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere—equal to the pollution from 189 new 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants, according to a new report, Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet. The rapid global growth of the plastic industry—fueled by cheap natural gas from hydraulic fracturing—is not only destroying the environment and … Continue reading “Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate”