How Everyday Plastics Reduce Our Environmental Footprint
Plastics help us reduce waste, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions. Explore the many environmental benefits of plastics in the products we need and love…plus a new study finding that plastics have nearly four times less environmental impact than alternatives.
Highlights from “Plastics and Sustainability: A Valuation of Environmental Benefits, Costs and Opportunities for Continuous Improvement,” a 2016 study by Trucost on packaging and consumer goods.
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