Microplastics – Suits Against Plastic Makers and Users Increasing

A February 3, 2022 Goldberg Segalla LLP Environmental Law Monitor “Emerging Issues” report https://environmentallawmonitor.com/emerging-issues/microplastics-suits-on-the-uptick/ advises that “… As soon as the media mentioned that microplastics were found in babies’ fecal matter … plastics manufacturers are in the arena sustaining blows from all angles … the extent of harm to human health and the environment remains largely unknown. Nevertheless, the mere possibility of harm has proven to be enough to precipitate claims against plastics manufacturers … California is spearheading the campaign to develop regulations targeting producers and users of plastics … environmental watchdogs are … suing plastics producers and users under existing legal theories and filing … [including] The Clean Water Act … RCRA … [and] Commodities and Securities Law [sustainability claims] … Plastics manufacturers should take heed and suit up for future battle. While microplastics regulations may not be imminent, microplastics litigation certainly has arrived …” #MicroPlastics #SingleUsePlastics #Recycling @GoldbergSegalla