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March 13 2013

Group of scientists argue plastic should be treated as hazardous waste


A group of scientists are suggesting the government declare plastic a hazardous waste in order to generate more funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's clean-up programs. Though more research needs to be done, one ecologist says they already have a strong lead.

Each year, about 280 millions tons of plastic are produced globally much of which winds up as environmental pollution.

But in a report from Nature Magazine, a group of scientists say they have a potential solution to ameliorating plastic waste reclassify plastic as a hazardous waste.

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