"Report Blasts ‘Campaign Of Fraud’ On Plastic Recycling"

"The study finds parallels with tactics Big Tobacco and Big Oil used to downplay concerns with cigarettes and fossil fuels, respectively."

"A new report aims to lay the foundation for future legal action against oil and plastics companies for deceiving the public about the efficacy of plastics recycling.

The report released by the Center for Climate Integrity on Thursday features never-before-seen documents that chronicle the “decades-long campaign of fraud and deception about the recyclability of plastics.”
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The case begins in the 1950s, when the plastics industry started banking on the concept of disposability, to the present day, where many companies are promoting heavily scrutinized new technologies under the “advanced” or “chemical” recycling umbrellas to address plastic waste."

Ellie Borst reports for E&E News February 15, 2024.

Source: E&E News, 02/16/2024