Cities Urged to Place Fees on Plastics

San Francisco is the first city to consider joining a new grassroots campaign against plastics.
February 9, 2005, 2pm PST | Michael Dudley
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"A movement to spearhead the fight against plastics is forming now. While there have been municipal bans of polystyrene (styrofoam), the plastics/petroleum industry has had a free ride at the expense of the health of the planet and our bodies. While endocrine disruptors and estrogen imitators have been targeted by researchers and public-spirited writers and health organizations, government has done next to nothing as it bows down to industry interests. The War On Plastic will encompass not just a few "problem chemicals" or "the worst plastics," because they are all bad in at least some single way. We must reject the entire toxic petroleum plague to our fullest capability, beginning now."

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Monday, December 20, 2004 in Culture Change
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