Plastic Waste – Company/Consumer Political Tensions Described

An article in the February 23, 2020 Minneapolis Star Tribune, titled “Lobbying group fights surge of bills targeting plastic packaging” addresses the efforts companies are taking to oppose State legislative efforts to address plastic waste challenges brought on by “… Faltering recycling systems and concerns about ocean plastics … The political fight illustrates larger tensions that corporations … face as they balance competing consumer desires for convenient and sustainable packaging … [Companies are] mobilized to fight so-called extended producer responsibility laws, or EPR, that make corporations that produce packaging pay for recycling programs … The costs of processing recycling today is largely covered by local governments and their residents …” #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #Recycling #PlasticPackaging