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Ecosystem Impacts

Millions of tonnes of plastic waste leaks into the world’s oceans every year. Though these are local, the problem of plastic production, waste generation, and plastic pollution is global. Global plastic production has increased steadily and has reached 320 million tonnes a year. Of the estimated 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic produced since the 1950s, only 9 percent has been recycled and another 12 percent incinerated.


Region: Asia-Pacific
Year of publication : 2019
Document Type: Report&Data

Summary of pollutants/toxics from incinerators and their health / environmental effects.


Document Type: Factsheet

Introduction to health effects of incineration. Occupational health impacts. Health impacts on populations living near to incinerators. Environmental contamination. Incinerator releases. The solution: reduce, re-use and recycle and phase out incineration.


Year of publication : 2001
Document Type: Report&Data