Big oil = a plastic planet, a legacy for future generations to come

$180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge

Colossal funding in manufacturing plants by fossil fuel companies will increase plastic

One million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, with most ending up in landfill or in the sea.
 One million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, with most ending up in landfill or in the sea. Photograph: Zakir Chowdhury/Barcroft Images
Fossil fuel companies are among those who have ploughed more than $180bn since 2010 into new “cracking” facilities that will produce the raw material for everyday plastics from packaging to bottles, trays and cartons. production by 40%, risking permanent pollution of the earth.

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