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Total ban on plastics 'could damage environment'

Banning plastic in a bid to cut pollution and tackle climate change could cause environmental damage, a team of academics have claimed.  Green campaigners have called for reductions in plastic manufacturing or outright bans in some areas.  However, the academics from Heriot-Watt University said replacing plastics with other packaging such as glass or metal could double global energy consumption.  They also warned it could lead to a tripling of greenhouse gas emissions.  Read more...



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