Earth Day 2021: plastics industry vs. climate change

How the plastics industry can make the world greener again

Exclusively for K-MAG

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16/04/2021

The theme of Earth Day 2021 is "Restore Our Earth."

Earth Day and the industry

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Around 32 percent of plastic waste is improperly disposed of in the environment.

From single-use products to a circular economy

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Image: PantherMedia / moreno.soppelsa

In a circular economy, all products and raw materials should be used for as long as possible.

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Image: PantherMedia / pxhidalgo

Every day is Earth Day

Elena Blume (Editorial team K-MAG)

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