Reversing the Plastics Crisis- Corporate Accountability
What is Big Plastic?
Made up of corporate super-giants (i.e. Nestle, Coca-Cola) Big Plastic is the plastic-manufacturing industry that has succeeded in disguising the many harms of plastic to public health, the environment, and even the economy. It is the power behind the social manipulation to blame the victims instead of taking responsibility for being the source of plastic pollution.
What are preemptive laws on bans?
Preemptive laws on bans are state laws which prohibit local ordinances regulating bags and any other containers, preventing any bans, taxes, fees or charges on them. The Plastics Industry Association, or PLASTICS, a top trade group supporting Big Plastic, has worked to establish preemptive ‘bans on bans’ on plastic.
As of now, 10 states have preemptive laws banning bans on plastic: Michigan, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Missouri.