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Reuters details how big brands stoke cement kilns with plastic waste as recycling falters

In a Special Report, Reuters provided a detailed look at how consumer goods giants are funding projects to send plastic trash to cement plants, where it is burned as cheap energy. The companies are touting the strategy as a way to keep plastic out of dumps and use less fossil fuel. However, critics say it undercuts recycling efforts and worsens air quality. 

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Topics of Interest: Environment
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Commodities & Energy
Regions: Global
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Special Report / Insight
Media Types: GraphicsMultimediaPicturesTextVideo
Customer Impact: Major Global Story
Workers short the trash at Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, West Java province, Indonesia, August 12, 2021. Picture taken August 12, 2021. To match Special Report ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/CEMENT    REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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