Via Daily Kos:
The fossil fuel industry, which produces most plastics, has systematically gaslighted us for years. They use manipulative rhetoric by describing climate as a “risk” versus reality and consumer energy as a “demand” versus supply to create a “Fossil Fuel Savior” framework.
The easiest way to stop plastic pollution is at the source. Manufacturers must stop producing single-use plastics and invest in new, green packaging materials to save our planet. It’s time for greedy corporations to take responsibility for their actions and innovate their industry with materials that don’t pollute the planet.
The Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act (introduced in Congress this year) would curb key parts of plastic pollution by:
- Shifting responsibility for waste management and recycling to manufacturers and producers,
- Setting up a national beverage container refund program,
- Establishing minimum recycled content standards,
- Phasing out certain single-use plastic products that aren’t recyclable,
- Prohibiting plastic waste from being exported to developing countries, and
- Placing a moratorium on new and expanding plastic facilities until the EPA updates and creates vital environmental and health regulations on those facilities.
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