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550 Groups Ask Biden to Solve Plastic Pollution Crisis With Eight Executive Actions (English / Español)

by Brett Nadrich | December 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — A coalition of more than 550 community and conservation organizations, including many members in the #breakfreefromplastic movement, today released its Presidential Plastics Action Plan, urging President-elect Joe Biden to take eight key executive actions to solve the plastic pollution crisis and become a #PlasticFreePresident.

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The Earth’s climate is paying for our addiction to plastic

by Carroll Muffett | June 26, 2019

‘In 2019, plastic production and incineration will add over 850m metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere – equivalent to the emissions from 189 coal-fired power plants.’ Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters   Every stage of the plastic lifecycle releases harmful carbon emissions into the atmosphere, contributing to global heating. Plastics are among the most ubiquitous materials […]

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Why Plans to Turn America’s Rust Belt into a New Plastics Belt Are Bad News for the Climate

by admin | November 4, 2018

Written by Sharon Kelly. Originally posted in Desmog. The petrochemical industry anticipates spending a total of over $200 billion on factories, pipelines, and other infrastructure in the U.S. that will rely on shale gas, the American Chemistry Council announced in September. Construction is already underway at many sites. This building spree would dramatically expand the […]

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New Report Warns of Hidden Economic Risks to Booming Plastics Investments

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | April 3, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC—A new report released today by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) raises new and significant questions about the economic rationale for the massive wave of new infrastructure investments in“ plastics and petrochemicals. Untested Assumptions and Unanswered Questions in the Plastics Boom highlights global changes that threaten to dramatically disrupt the plastic […]

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