which gas is produced when we burn plastic



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    It really depends on the type of plastic. According to plasticisrubbish.wordpress.com, it’s relatively safe to burn polythene plastic, since it’s structure is similar to oil. Halogenated plastics pose more of a problem. According to Wikipedia, here is the laundry list of chemicals they carry:

    Halogenated plastics
    Chlorine based plastics:
    Chlorinated polyethylene (CPE)
    Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC)
    Chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE)
    Polychloroprene (CR or chloroprene rubber, marketed under the brand name of Neoprene)
    Fluorine based plastics:
    Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP)

    Also, dioxins are released when burning plastics containing chlorine. Dioxins are potent carcinogens. I’d recommend abstaining from burning plastics.

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    previously answered

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