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7. Waste management companies, which collect waste for disposal in landfills and incineration plants, report that disposable plastics make up an ever-increasing percentage of the waste they handle. It is clear that attempts to decrease the amount of plastic that people throw away in the garbage are failing.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

(A) Because plastics create harmful pollutants when burned, an increasing percentage of the plastics handled by waste management companies are being disposed of in landfills.
(B) Although many plastics are recyclable, most of the plastics disposed of by waste management companies are not.
(C) People are more likely to save and reuse plastic containers than containers made of heavier materials like glass or metal.
(D) An increasing proportion of the paper, glass, and metal cans that waste management companies used to handle is now being recycled.
(E) While the percentage of products using plastic packaging is increasing, the total amount of plastic being manufactured has remained unchanged.
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02 Jun 2005, 03:49
(D) An increasing proportion of the paper, glass, and metal cans that waste management companies used to handle is now being recycled

D explains why plastics makes the bulk of the waste in land-fills, while other materials seems to drop in quantity
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tricky one...(D)
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03 Jun 2005, 16:06
The OA is D.
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04 Jun 2005, 07:33
WinWinMBA wrote:
The OA is D.

Agree with the OA.

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