Reports

PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT HAZARDS: WASTE-TO-ENERGY, CHEMICAL RECYCLING, AND PLASTIC FUELS

Lead Organization: IPEN, International Pellet Watch

Author: Prof. Hideshige Takada, Lee Bell

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This report examines the current and emerging methods by which plastic waste is managed globally and questions whether any of them present a solution to the rapidly accelerating generation of plastic waste. The short answer is that recycling at the margins cannot provide a solution to plastic pollution when plastic production is set to grow exponentially.