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Plastic Waste, a Growing Menace

Plastic Waste, a Growing Menace Plastic Waste, a Growing Menace

Iran is the 5th largest consumer of plastic with 500,000 tons used per year, which is a rather high figure considering the fact that it is the 18th most populated country in the world.
Mohammad Darvish, director of the Public Participation Office at Department of Environment, revealed the data warning that plastic waste will soon grow to a critical problem if not tactfully controlled.
"Although consumption of the material is inevitable, its injudicious usage in Iran is worrying," Darvish said.
The official attributed the problem mostly to the low price of disposable products in the country. 

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