/ 17 May 2023

Plastic pollution could be slashed by 80% in next 17 years

Italian Fisherman Recycle Plastic From The Sea
Every year, 488 kilotonne (kt) of plastic pollutes the environment in the country, contributing to air pollution through open burning (275 kt), land pollution (145 kt) and aquatic (freshwater and marine) pollution (68 kt). Photo: Laura Lezza/Getty Images
This can be done by 2040 if there are changes in the market, a United Nations report has found

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