July 8, 2020

Industry Association CEO Testifies in Congress on Plastic’s Life-Saving Role During Pandemic
PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski defended the plastics industry in a virtual Congress briefing titled, “Plastic Production, Pollution and Waste in the Time of COVID-19: The Life-Threatening Impact of Single-Use Plastic on Human Health.” “‘Plastic is one of the most advanced and useful materials humanity ever created, contributing to longer, healthier lives for people across the globe. Without it, disease and hunger would be more common, not less,’ Radoszewski told the subcommittee, emphasizing the importance of single-use plastics and underscoring the conflict between environmental groups seeking to ban hygienic single-use items and public health officials recommending them to help Americans protect themselves.”