In a recent story aired by Channel 4 News in the UK, an Exxon lobbyist is recorded stating that “every aspect of plastics is a huge business,” noting that it is “going to grow.” The lobbyist also calls plastics “the future” at a time when communities around the world are fighting back against single-use plastic pollution and demanding reductions in its use. He goes on to state that the strategy is to say, “you can’t ban plastics, because here’s why,” comparing this to tactics used to undermine action on climate change.SOURCE: Greenpeace International – https://www.greenpeace.org/malaysia/press/49142/how-major-brands-are-inviting-big-oil-into-your-kitchen/Contact:
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