Profit Over People

Valid reasons for not using single-use plastics.

Filosofa's Word

You may remember my post, Profiting from a Crisis last week and my frustration that the plastics industry is attempting to profit from the pandemic crisis by insisting that single-use plastics are safer than re-usables.  Then I stumbled across this story  yesterday. It is part of a joint investigation with the PBS series Frontline that includes the documentary Plastic Wars, that premiered March 31 on PBS stations and online.  If this one doesn’t raise your hackles, I don’t know what will.  I’ll let the story speak for itself …

Plastic Wars: Industry Spent Millions Selling Recycling — To Sell More Plastic

Editor’s note: NPR will be publishing stories from this investigative series in the weeks ahead, even as we focus our current coverage on the coronavirus pandemic. But here’s a look at some of our key findings. You can watch the full documentary film from this investigation on the…

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