As renewables get cheaper, the methane industry is trying to find new markets in making plastic. However, plastic manufacture generates lots of greenhouse gases. In fact, the push to make plastic is like adding many new coal plants. We talk with an expert about a new report called “Plastic is the new coal.” Listen in!
The reading list:
- Report: Plastic is the new coal, from Beyond Plastic
- Break Free from Plastic
- A refinery in Monaca PA
- Here is the bill to address the 'upstream' manufacture
- Greenpeace on the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act
- Shelton Group says many people don't want more plastic
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.
Thanks for listening.