Plastic Waste in the Environment to be Explored in March 31 Frontline/NPR Broadcast

On March 26, 2020, FRONTLINE and NPR jointly announced they “… are teaming up to examine a mounting crisis: plastic waste in the environment. Despite efforts spreading across the country to reduce the use of plastic, the plastics industry is rapidly scaling up new production and promoting a familiar solution: recycling But it’s estimated that no more than 10 percent of plastic produced has ever been recycled …” – The National Public broadcast will reveal “…how plastic makers for decades have publicly promoted recycling, despite from almost the beginning privately expressing doubts that widespread plastic recycling would ever be economically viable … Environmentalists ran with the promise of recycling, too … facing public calls to reduce plastic consumption and ban some single-use plastics, the industry is once again promoting recycling …” #Recycling #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticWaste #FoodPackaging