Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

Plastic & Climate - Cover
Center of International Environmental Law
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Place of publication
Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication
May 2019
Number of Pages
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The plastic pollution crisis is a significant and growing threat to the Earth’s climate. Greenhouse gas emissions from the plastic lifecycle threaten the ability of the global community to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C. By 2050, the greenhouse gas emissions from plastic could reach over 56 gigatons—10-13 percent of the entire remaining carbon budget.

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