Fossil Fuel Industry is switching from making fuel to single-use plastic feedstock. “I think that there should be a continued movement at the local level to ban single use plastic packaging in order to reduce demand. The irony there is if there is less use of plastic packaging in the United States, I think a lot of these companies will simply export the packaging to other countries.”

Listen to (or read) the full audio segment “Ethane Crackers Spark Pollution Concerns” at Living on Earth.

To learn more about cracker plants see the following two articles:

“Trump Brags on Plastic Project” at the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 14 August 2019.

“A Giant Factory Rises to Make a Product Filling Up the World: Plastic”, New York Times, 12 August 2019.