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Plastics key to saving Europe CO2 tonnages

Huge CO2 savings could be made across Europe if countries stopped landfilling waste with a high calorific value, such as plastic.A study by German research institute Prognos AG found that 234 mega tonnes of CO2 could be saved if smarter waste management was implemented across the EU by 2020. This amount is equivalent to 27% of the EUs 2020 emissions targets, the report said.The UK has the greatest potential to reduce emissions out of the EU members and it could ...