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Should plastic manufacturers be held responsible for plastic pollution?


What should corporate responsibility should look like for the plastics and packaging industry.  Given the overwhelming amount of plastics that end up in the environment, what responsibility do the manufacturers of disposable plastic and packaging products have for limiting and cleaning up this waste?  Do we need more legislation to hold corporations responsible?  And who's really making the decisions in this industry?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and You. (originally broadcast 3/28/13)


Annie Leonard, creator and author of “The Story of Stuff” and “The Story of Electronics”

Martin Bourque, executive director of the Ecology Center in Berkeley

Conrad MacKerron, senior program director with ‘As You Sow’ Corporate Social Responsibility Program

The Ecology Center

The Story of Stuff
The Story of Electronics

As You Sow 


Plastic Disclosure Project

Recycling Reinvented

Marketwire: Recycling Reinvented Announces Rigorous Cost-Benefit Study on Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging and Printed Paper

Discovery: How much plastic is thrown away in the United States each year?

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Post Noon: Should companies that sell products in plastic packaging pay for recycling?

Europa: Environment: What should we do about plastic waste? New Green Paper opens EU-wide reflection

European Commission: Plastic Waste

Sierra Club: Producer Responsibility Recycling