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Is It Worse to Burn Oil or Turn It Into Plastic?

And more questions on the future of plastic and the environment

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How much plastic is there in the world?

An estimated 9 billion tons of plastic has been produced so far. Of this, 5.4 billion tons has been chucked into landfill or scattered onto land and sea. To get a sense of what this…

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Mike Berners-Lee

Mike Berners-Lee

Mike is a Professor at Lancaster University. His most recent book is “There is No Planet B”. He is a leading expert in carbon accounting and metrics.