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NCAR Report: Over 40% of World’s Waste Burned in Unregulated Fires

Source: Waste Management World, US, Date: August , 2014

The unregulated burning of waste globally is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.

NCAR researchers estimated that more than 40% of the world’s waste is burned in such fires, emitting gases and particles that can substantially affect human health and climate change.

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