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Photo by mali maeder from Pexels

By XiaoZhi Lim

Some corporations will say just about anything to make you love them.

Amid growing furor over plastic pollution in the oceans, the top producers of plastic waste have pledged to make more of their products recyclable. In a sense, these companies are fashioning themselves into warriors against the very problem they helped create. Their efforts might seem noble, but they’re mostly smoke and mirrors.

Experts say the best way to tackle the world’s plastic problem is to cut way back on the creation of plastics. In reality, however, virgin plastic production is hardly slowing down. Quite the opposite. It’s booming.


Continue reading at HuffPost. Originally published on December 21, 2018.

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