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New Pitt Study Identifies Significant Carbon Footprint of Internationally-Traded Plastics


Internationally traded plastics have the carbon footprint of a mid-sized European country. That’s the conclusion of a new study from the University of Pittsburgh. For StateImpact Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier reports.

Read the full story at: https://www.alleghenyfront.org/pitt-study-world-plastics-climate-recycling-microplastics/

(Original air-date: 12/19/21)

Reid R. Frazier covers energy for The Allegheny Front. His work has taken him as far away as Texas and Louisiana to report on the petrochemical industry and as close to home as Greene County, Pennsylvania to cover the shale gas boom. His award-winning work has also aired on NPR, Marketplace and other outlets.