The open burning of plastic waste in domestic, or householdlevel, res is a global human health and climate change concern that has not been well studied. Burning of plastic waste is of particular concern in the Global South,1–4 especially in countries such as Guatemala, where the management of solid waste has become an issue due to a lack of access to infrastructure, resources, and services necessary to properly manage and dispose of waste.5 For this reason, waste is oen disposed of through methods that are harmful to the environment, including disposing through burning, burial, or in bodies of water.6 This is particularly concerning for plastic waste, as plastics that enter marine ecosystems through these waste disposal methods can accumulate in sediments and induce physiological stress in aquatic organisms and food chains if ingested.


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