NPR, Frontline investigation: Plastics industry spent millions selling recycling — to sell more plastic
Plastics can break down into tiny pieces by the time they hit the Great Lakes. This Penn State researcher wants to know what they are before they degrade
Sherri Mason said policymakers ask how much of plastic pollution comes from bags or bottles — and she can’t answer. So she’s working to find out.
The move comes as the city of Philadelphia seriously considers a ban on single-use plastic bags.