Tag: Plastic Industry

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Environmental Justice and Plastics Debate Heats Up

June 27, 2023

Via: Waste360

Plastic industry backers and environmental justice (EJ) advocates exchanged sometimes fiery comments at a recent hearing over plastics production and its impact on poor communities of color. While a Republican senator charged that Democrats have “taken over” [a social movement] […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Plastics Manufacturing Employment Outpaces U.S. Manufacturing

September 24, 2021

Via: Waste360

Despite a widespread movement to lower the production and use of plastics, demand for the material shows no signs of slowing down. The Plastic Industry Association’s 2021 Size and Impact Report, which is released on an annual basis, provides a […]