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Single-use Plastic Waste Polution
The toxic chemicals in plastic interact with water and leach into the ground and pollute groundwater reservoirs harming wildlife and people. Plastic uses bisphenol A (BPA), a carcinogen, and more recently bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol F (BPF) as hardening agents. Other chemicals are added as flame-retardants or coloring agents, all of which affect hormone activity. Phthalates, contained in food packaging and medical devices
The EPA reports that BPA was found in urine samples of 90% of those tested
The EPA reports premature babies have higher BPA concentration in urine samples than non-premature babies
BPS and BPF have effects similar to BPA
Main content Water Restoration
Qatar has one of the highest per capita waste generation rates worldwide which is as high as 1.8 kg per day or 2.5 million tons of municipal solid waste each year.
Solid waste stream is mainly comprised of organic materials (around 60 percent) while the rest of the waste steam is made up of recyclables like glass, paper, metals and plastics.
Current Situation in the World
Why are They So Hard to Decay?
Most plastics in use today are made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET for short, and are nearly indestructible. It is nearly impossible to decompose PET plastics because most bacteria cannot break them down. UV light from the sun can break plastic down, but it takes a long time.
Increase in CO2 and Dioxin – pose higher health concerns to surrounding plants
Incinerators may emit fine particulates, heavy metals, trace dioxin and acid gas that produce acid rain that further damage the environment
The Problems with Current Waste-to-Energy Process
A Better World for All
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