By burning COVID 19 plastic waste are we burning our future?
Burning plastics is a primary source of Green House Gases (GHG) “CO2 emissions from garbage incinerators are far greater than coal, oil, or natural gas”. [i] and [ii]. In 2016, U.S. waste incinerators released the equivalent of 12 million tons of carbon dioxide, more than half of which came from plastics ([iii] [iv]) and research clearly shows that burning plastic in incinerators creates the most CO2 emissions among any plastic waste management method[v]. (©Martina on Nation