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Greenpeace Seeks Curbs On Plastic Recycling, Citing Chemical Exposures

May 24, 2023
On the eve of international negotiations for a global treaty on plastic waste, a new report from Greenpeace argues that recycling adds toxic chemicals to plastics, including benzene, dioxins and flame retardants that are on EPA’s TSCA work plan, and urges authorities to prioritize cutting use of the materials instead of boosting recycling. The May 24 report , “Forever Toxic: The science of health threats from plastic recycling,” underscores efforts by EPA and environmentalists to step up toxicity testing of...

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