Profit at Great Cost: Plastic and the Intersection of Environmental and Racial Justice

“Plastic and the Intersection of Environmental and Racial Justice”

The ethos of companies producing plastics is not one of care for the common good, or our common home, but one of the bottom line and growing profits — which unfortunately drives systemic issues like environmental racism. In the United States we see this quite clearly as local issues, with ties to national economic patterns, reveal the struggle between corporate power and local communities. Cancer Alley, Louisiana, illustrates this unfortunate trend as communities of color fight to protect their friends, family, and communities from high rates of cancer caused by local plastic production. […]

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