Plastic waste isn't just unsightly; it's also dangerous. Converting plastic waste into fossil fuels and feedstocks creates greenhouse gas pollution and releases toxic byproducts. Plastic can seep into the water we drink and the food we eat. Certain chemicals found in plastic can disrupt endocrine systems, interfere with brain development, and cause cancer and birth defects.
In order to secure a healthier, safer future, Congress should support reductions in plastic production, not subsidize technologies that create more problems. Urge your U.S. House representative to oppose subsidizing industry-backed technologies that turn plastic into greenhouse gas pollution.