October 2021 report by Beyond Plastics links GHG emission from plastic lifecycle to trump that of coal in the US by 2030. The report is titled: The New Coal: Plastics and Climate Change.
PHYS.ORG, March 22, 2022.
“Following disasters, experts say, a lack of government planning often leaves millions of tons of potentially hazardous debris to be swiftly buried in unlined landfills, angering and potentially endangering nearby communities. Even when disposed of correctly, disaster debris takes up landfill space that is already at a premium in many places. Federal data also shows the billions of dollars in average annual cost for debris removal is higher than ever.”
The Conversation, October 20, 2021
The Guardian, December 7, 2021.