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El gráfico muestra los principales productores de plástico que generan los desechos plásticos d eun solo uso.


Solo 20 firmas están detrás de la mitad del desecho plástico de un solo uso del mundo

May 18, 2021 - Son solo 20 compañías las responsables de la fabricación de 55% de todos los productos plásticos de un solo uso que se desechan en todo el mundo, según un nuevo informe que analiza el negocio global de producción de plásticos.

The research – carried out by a consortium including the London School of Economics – names 20 petrochemical companies which it says are the source of 55 percent of the world’s single-use plastic waste. The companies include ExxonMobil, Dow and Sinopec.

According to the study, more than 130 million tonnes of single-use plastic was thrown away in 2019, almost all of it burned, buried in landfill or discarded directly into the environment.

Single-use plastics are most likely to end up in our ocean, where they account for almost all visible pollution. Once there, they eventually break down into tiny particles that impact wildlife health – and the ocean’s ability to store carbon, the report said.

PUBLISHED: 18/05/2021; STORY: Graphic News