June 8, 2020

Plastic Is the Hero of Coronavirus, Says the Plastics Industry
PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski is mentioned in this article that details how the plastics industry responded to the uptick in use and need for single-use plastic products and plastic materials during COVID-19 and the backlash from environmental groups to this need. “On March 18—a week after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic—Tony Radoszewski, head of the plastics industry’s main U.S. lobbying group, sent Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, a strongly worded letter. Bans on single-use items had been proliferating across states and cities for years, but with the virus threatening American lives and livelihoods, he said, enough was enough.”