Article Plastic, Plastic Everywhere — Even at the UN’s “Plastic Free” Conference (May 2024) How the Plastics Industry Invaded the UN’s “Plastic Free” Conference — ProPublica

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At a conference meant to address the plastic crisis, pro-plastic messaging was inescapable. Meanwhile, industry insiders — some positioned as government delegates — were given access to vital negotiations.
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Plant-based alternatives have existed for many years. The main reason people won't switch is that they cost a little more (the other main reason is lobbying from the oil industry). The damage to our environment and health is not factored into the cost of plastic. Governments have a responsibility to change that.
 
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