Study blames plastic for climate change

Posted on June 20, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

Source: Study blames plastic for climate change

A new study claims growing use of plastics is having a devastating impact through climate change.

The report said it studied greenhouse gas emissions “at each state of the plastic lifecycle” and concluded rapid expansion of the plastic industry during the past 10 years, as well as future growth, means greenhouse gas impacts are accelerating.

“It has long been clear that plastic threatens the global environment and puts human health at risk. This report demonstrates that plastic, like the rest of the fossil economy, is putting the climate at risk as well,” CIEL President Carroll Muffett said in a statement.

“Because the drivers of the climate crisis and the plastic crisis are closely linked, so too are their solutions: Humanity must end its reliance on fossil fuels and on fossil plastics that the planet can no longer afford,” Muffett continued.