Category: Climate Change

Plastic Production and Climate Change

Q. What is the link between climate change and the plastic industry? A. Plastic is made from petrochemicals, a byproduct of the fossil fuel industry. Because it is a byproduct, it is cheap and readily available -- and thus very profitable for companies. Industry benefits from increasing the market for plastic as part of our reliance on fossil fuels. From extraction to disposal and even once pollution, the entire lifecycle…