Plastics industry has known for years that it’s polluting oceansPosted on February 4, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
But it has chosen to ‘deny, confuse, and fight regulation.’
Steven Feit, lead study author and an attorney for CIEL, said in a press release:
“Unfortunately, the answer to both when the plastic industry knew their products would contribute to massive public harms and what they did with that information suggests they followed Big Oil’s playbook on climate change: deny, confuse, and fight regulation and effective solutions.”
It’s depressing to think how different would be now if the plastics industry had acknowledged its inherent troubles a half-century ago and taken the responsible action
No new news here. This industry is as greedy as the petroleum and tobacco industry. They know their products are detrimental yet deny, challenge results and lobbied governments all the time to get this topic quashed.