Environmentalists and residents recently forced Formosa Plastics, a plastics supplier described by judges as a “serial offender” against the environment, to suspend the construction of a proposed 2,400 acre petrochemical complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana. … more
Scientists are showing that we are sending tons of tiny plastic particles into our soils each year, potentially affecting crops and our health. … more
If one wanted a basic rule of thumb for dealing with the climate crisis, it would be: stop burning things. … more
The study concludes that thermally damaged drinking water pipes can be sources of VOC leaching. … more
The relentless focus on the future path for plastic recycling packaging flies in the face of hard facts: post-consumer plastic recycling in the U.S. is generally economically impractical. … more
Trash can travel throughout the world’s rivers and oceans, accumulating on beaches and within gyres. This debris harms physical habitats, transports chemical pollutants, threatens aquatic life, and interferes with human uses of river, marine, and coastal environments.
A number of serious accidents at plastic manufacturing plants – most recently in the Houston area — have threatened communities and contaminated the environment, bringing into question whether or not the plants’ ends justify their means:
Plastic is attacking our environment from all angles. As seen in Houston, the amount of harmful toxins being emitted into the air continues to grow in conjunction with the expanding plastic industry… more