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How The Plastics Industry Is Fighting To Keep Polluting The World

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A Chinese worker walks past piles of plastic bottles at a plastic bottle recycling station in Ji'nan city, in east China's Shandong province, on May 4, 2017.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, The Intercept's environment reporter Sharon Lerner discusses her investigation exposing how the plastics industry is fighting to keep polluting the world.

She details how, for decades, the plastics industry has used advertising, public outreach campaigns, lobbying, and partnerships with nonprofits to fight against efforts to reduce plastic waste.


Sharon Lerner, environment reporter with The Intercept

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The Intercept: How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.