Weekly Focus

Plastics Recycling Efforts Fall Short Of Needed Policies, Academics Warn

September 8, 2022
As EPA prepares to release a congressionally mandated strategy for reducing plastic waste, some academics are warning that a recently released state plan falls short of the policy shifts needed to achieve sustainability and are calling for better lifecycle analysis and stepped-up efforts to recycle or repurpose the waste to determine whether reducing the use of virgin materials will decrease pollution. Reid Lifset, associate director of Industrial Environmental Management Program at Yale University, told a National Academy of Sciences (NAS)...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive environmental policy reporting.