reciclaje quimico

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Crece el reciclaje químico – y las preocupaciones por sus impactos medioambientales

La industria petroquímica dice que el reciclaje químico puede solucionar la crisis de contaminación por plásticos, pero activistas ambientales y algunos legisladores se muestran escépticos.

St. James Parish, un pequeño pueblo situado en un tramo del río Mississippi entre Baton Rouge y Nueva Orleans apodado "Callejón del Cáncer" debido a la alta concentración de plantas petroquímicas, es la sede del mayor productor de poliestireno (la espuma que se encuentra habitualmente en los envases de refrescos y de comida para llevar) de Estados Unidos.

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