• Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash go astray

    1 month ago - By WLWT

    It's the equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person.
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  • Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash goes astray

    Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash goes astray

    1 month ago - By WGN TV

    More than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash.
    In 2016 - the last year enough data was available and before several countries cracked down on imports of American waste - the United States generated 46.3 million tons of plastic waste, by far the most in the world. Between 2.7% and 5.3% of that was mismanaged - not burned, placed in landfills or otherwise disposed of properly...
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