Big Oil – flooding Africa with plastics

Confronting a climate crisis that threatens the fossil fuel industry, oil companies are racing to make more plastic. But they face two problems: Many markets are already awash with plastic, and few countries are willing to be dumping grounds for the world’s plastic waste.The industry thinks it has found a solution to both problems in Africa.
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21 Reasons Why Plastic Bottles Ruin Everything: Recycling Won’t Fix It, Zero Waste Will.

Drinking from plastic bottles has become such an everyday way of life that many people don’t even think about what they are made from, or where they really go after we’re done with them. Each American throws out an average of 21 lbs (9.5kg) of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles per year - 200 to 500 bottles per person.[1] That’s quite a bit of plastic waste, just to have a drink.
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