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Plastics Industry

Suffocating Freedom: Plastic Bags, California's Progress, and Polluters' Fight to the Death

Hans Johnson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Hans Johnson

When California responded to a pervasive and costly form of blight by enacting the nation's first statewide ban on throwaway plastic bags, the victory...

Ocean Battleground: Unconscious Plastics Industry Runs Amok

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.12.2016 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

While the plastics industry can see the burgeoning marine pollution problem, it has no intention to stop or modify what it's doing, even insisting plastic production will increase.

FDA Again Relies on Industry to Judge Safety of Plastic Contaminant BPA

Paul Raeburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Raeburn

The Bush administration has lost any shame, in its lame-duck days, about relying on industry to demonstrate the safety of potential environmental toxins.