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What If We Just Burned All Our Trash?


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What If We Just Burned All Our Trash?

Date: 2019-06-11 18:36:52

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With Starbucks banning plastic straws and zero waste on trend, is the solution to plastic pollution and climate change burning all the trash?

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REFERENCES
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/should-we-burn-plastic-waste/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-petrochemicals-iea/rising-use-of-plastics-to-drive-oil-demand-to-2050-iea-idUSKCN1ME2QD
https://www.businessinsider.com/ap-study-twice-as-much-trash-put-in-landfills-than-estimated-2015-9
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/every-minute-one-garbage-truck-of-plastic-is-dumped-into-our-oceans/
http://www.fao.org/save-food/resources/keyfindings/en/
https://regions20.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/OPEN-BURNING-OF-WASTE-A-GLOBAL-HEALTH-DISASTER_R20-Research-Paper_Final_29.05.2017.pdf
https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/managing-reducing-waste/municipal-solid/environment/open-burning-garbage-health-risks.html
https://slate.com/business/2014/07/wte-in-sweden-weirdly-enough-burning-garbage-makes-environmental-sense.html
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128121658000019
https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/ambient-(outdoor)-air-quality-and-health
https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/29-10-2018-more-than-90-of-the-world%E2%80%99s-children-breathe-toxic-air-every-day

Can we safely burn used plastic objects in a domestic fireplace?


https://link.springer.com/article/10.1065%2Flca2004.09.180.10
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-01/documents/2018_complete_report.pdf
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-waste/in-singapore-where-trash-becomes-ash-plastics-are-still-a-problem-idUSKCN1J20HX
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/11/1/141/pdf
https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/waste-to-energy-incineration-1.4831798
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128121658000019
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/fossil-fuel-industry-is-worsening-the-global-plastics-crisis
https://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/concerns-about-backyard-burning-trash
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/23/detroit-garbage-incinerator-pollution-health-problems-environmentalists

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