[Webinar] Chemical Recycling: A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing That’s Stalking NJ
Plastics recycling has been a failure, achieving a meager 8.5% recycling rate. With more than 15 million metric tons of plastic entering our oceans each year, it’s clear that we’ve got a problem on our hands. Yet, rather than reducing plastic production, the petrochemical industry is now promoting “chemical recycling” as a solution. Unfortunately, chemical recycling is an expensive, energy-intensive, and highly polluting technology that will not solve our plastic pollution crisis but will hasten climate change and threaten our environment and health.
Our state is facing this threat right now. NJ Assemblymember John McKeon has introduced Assembly Bill 5803 to exempt these dangerous chemical recycling facilities from New Jersey’s existing solid waste and recycling laws. The bill is currently pending in the NJ Legislature.
Arm yourself with information! Join us via Zoom on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET for a free, educational webinar with expert speakers:
Neil Tangri, PhD, Science Director, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
Melissa Miles, Executive Director, NJ Environmental Justice Alliance
Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator and President, Beyond Plastics
Maria Lopez-Nuñez, Deputy Director, Organizing and Advocacy, Ironbound Community Corporation
7:00 – 8:30 PM ET
Organized by Beyond Plastics, Clean Ocean Action, Clean Water Action, Environment New Jersey, Food & Water Watch, ANJEC, Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, GAIA, Ironbound Community Corporation, Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter, New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, Save Barnegat Bay, and Surfrider Foundation