Massive fire breaks out at Austrian plastics recycling plant


A fire broke out at a plastics recycling facility operated by Austrian plastics recycler Ecoplast Kunstoff-Recycling GmbH, south of the city of Graz over the weekend. Nine firefighters were injured in the blaze, with one rushed to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning.

The blaze is believed to have started in stacked bales of plastic waste that were being stored outside, with the fire also damaging a plastics waste storage hall, as well as trees surrounding the area.

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