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Greenpeace warns that recycled plastic can be more toxic and is no fix for pollution

Recycling plastic can make it more toxic and should not be considered a solution to the pollution crisis, Greenpeace has warned before the latest round of negotiations for an international plastics treaty. https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/2023/may/24/recycled-plastic-more-toxic-no-fix-pollution-greenpeace-warns

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  • Patrick Kiash

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    Decreasing plastic use will assist in one way or the other

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    • Joyce Waturu

      52 w

      It makes more sense to invest more on options that could phase out plastics than to continuously decorate plastics recycling as a groundbreaking solution to the plastic crisis.

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      • Videlis Eddie

        52 w

        Plastics should be banned completely to avoid more harm

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      • Joyce Waturu

        52 w

        It's only until recently that I learnt that plastics recycling does more harm than good and it's all a myth.The solution to the plastic pollution is to produce no plastic.Period!

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        • ance Star

          52 w

          @greenpeace is doing great..let's hold hands like green peace to ban out plastic

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          • Timothy Ndegwa

            52 w

            Should we explore PETase enzyme as an alternative?

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              52 w

              Plastics should be banned completely

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              • Grace Njeri

                52 w

                The heat needed to melt plastic also generates carbon emissions, which contribute to global warming.

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              • Munene Mugambi

                52 w

                Plastics need to be phased out

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                • rosebellendiritu

                  52 w

                  @munene_mugambi #totalban#is the way but in the meantime we can start by reducing it's use

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                • Marine Stephan

                  52 w

                  This is why we need to reduce our plastic consumption!

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                • Waigwa Monica

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                  'Research shows recycled plastics are more toxic than their virgin constituents'. This is very consistent with 'The Upcycle' and 'Cradle to Cradle' books by Michael Braungart and William McDonough who explain why sometimes recycling is more harmful and costly than making a new product. From releasing harmful chemicals and requiring special additives that are not always sustainable they pose a threat not only to the environment but to human health too . The message is, not all recycling is good recycling.

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