A Case in Point

We need to divest from fossil fuels, and this includes single-use plastics.

β€œAn unintended consequence of pushing toward using renewable energy sources in both the electric and transportation grids is that fossil fuel companies are beginning to invest in plastic manufacturing to keep profits up. A 2017 article in The Guardian found fossil fuel companies are among a coalition of businesses that have pumped $180 billion into starting new plastics facilities since 2010.”

SINGLE-USE PLASTICS A SERIOUS CLIMATE CHANGE HAZARD, STUDY WARNS

The proliferation of single-use plastic around the world is accelerating climate change and should be urgently halted, a report warns.

Plastic production is expanding worldwide, fuelled in part by the fracking boom in the US. The report says plastic contributes to greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of its lifecycle, from its production to its refining and the way it is managed as a waste product.

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