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U.N. pact may restrict plastic production. Big Oil aims to stop it

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U.N. pact may restrict plastic production. Big Oil aims to stop it

By John Geddie, Valerie Volcovici and Joe Brock: Fri., February 18, 2022

A global explosion of disposable plastic, which is made from oil and gas, is increasing carbon emissions, despoiling the world’s oceans, harming wildlife and contaminating the food chain. More than 50 countries, including all 27 members of the European Union, are calling for the pact to include measures targeting plastic production.

That’s a problem for big oil and chemical companies. The industry is projected to double plastic output worldwide within two decades. read more

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