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Booming Plastics Industry Faces Backlash as Data About Environmental Harm Grows

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Booming Plastics Industry Faces Backlash as Data About Environmental Harm Grows

Booming Plastics Industry Faces Backlash as Data About Environmental Harm Grows Environmentalists cite “an incredible disconnect” between government support for plastics manufacturing and evidence of the industry’s pollution and climate impact.   Plastic bag bans have become prevalent across the U.S. and Europe, with Charleston, South Carolina, the latest to join the trend. Credit: Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images Frustrated with the sight of plastic bags and styrofoam containers piling up in its harbor, the city of Charleston, South Carolina, rang in the new year with a promise to start enforcing a ban on single-use plastic containers and utensils. It's one of...

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