Plastic Production

Just as the world begins to realize the impacts of plastics and take action to address them, the industry continues to invest billions in expanding plastic production. Over 99% of […]

Just as the world begins to realize the impacts of plastics and take action to address them, the industry continues to invest billions in expanding plastic production. Over 99% of plastic is made from fossil fuels, and the petrochemicals and plastic industries are deeply connected.

The wave of investment in the plastic and petrochemicals industry fuels the climate crisis and exacerbates pollution risks to frontline communities throughout the plastic supply chain. It also directly undermines efforts by cities, countries, regions, and the global community to combat the growing plastics crisis and protect public health.

The only way to effectively address the plastic pollution crisis while protecting human public health and taking on the climate crisis is to close the plastic tap at its source: stop the expansion of plastic and petrochemical production facilities, and even reduce plastic production. The EU should fully acknowledge the role of reducing plastics in achieving climate objectives, and adopt the appropriate measures accordingly (including in the EU-ETS and EU regulations on emissions).

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