Conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the study "Solving Plastic Pollution: Transparency and Accountability" shows that Brazil is the fourth largest garbage producing country in the world The country produces 11.355.220 tons and recycles only 1.28%. Only the United States (1st), China (2nd) and India (3rd) beat Brazil in this regard.
In Brazil, according to data from the World Bank, over 2.4 million tons of plastic are disposed of irregularly, without treatment and, in many cases, in open-pit dumps. Approximately 7.7 million tons of waste are disposed of in landfills.
Plastic pollution costs more than $8 billion to the global economy. A survey by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) shows that the fishing, shipping and tourism sectors are directly affected.
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