I’m a plastics industry CEO. We have a responsibility for plastic waste
By Tony Radoszewski, PLASTICS President and CEO / The world is not ending, but we do have a plastic waste problem. And the plastics industry has a significant responsibility in solving it.As a society, we’re at a crossroads. We can, like Maine and Oregon, pursue activist-driven, partisan policies that are actually detrimental to the environment in the long run. Or we can have a serious, bipartisan policy discussion about real, sustainable solutions. We live longer, healthier, and better lives because of plastic. However, as the world discovers new uses for plastic every day, production has far outpaced our ability to reuse or recycle it. Valuable material ends up in landfills or the environment. That’s unacceptable. It’s also solvable.