ocean plastic

plastic pollution of the oceans is a major concern but the effect of plastic on climate change has not so far been in the spotlight

Single-use plastics a serious climate change hazard, study warns

Plastic production is expanding worldwide, fuelled in part by the fracking boom in the US. The report says plastic contributes to greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of its lifecycle, from its production to its refining and the way it is managed as a waste product.

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