petrochemicals

Can reducing plastic production ease the energy crisis?

Plastic production relies on oil and gas, yet reducing output has not been put forward as a response to the energy crisis. Until now. A new report says this is the moment for bold action.
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PFAS Testing

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Prince Charles speaking at the 2015 United Nation Climate Change Conference - COP21 (Paris, Le Bourget)

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