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Wrapping Our Heads Around Plastics

Plastic pollution’s devastating effects on our health and the environment have been making headlines lately. Despite industry’s efforts to greenwash their products, the truth about plastic’s harm is becoming increasingly clear.

To delve deeper into this critical issue, I invite you to watch our recent webinar, “Plastics Revealed: Health Risks, Environmental Impacts, and the Path to Solutions,” hosted in partnership with Beyond Plastics and Oceana. You can also explore our recent commentary, “Plastics Pollution – Setbacks and Solutions,” by PEER’s litigation and policy attorney, Colleen Teubner.

Our primary focus areas include:
•    Radically reducing plastic use in national parks; and
•    Eliminating toxic PFAS chemicals from plastic containers.

Progress in these areas has been frustratingly slow due to government inaction. However, we remain undeterred. We understand the high stakes and are committed to intensifying our plastics program in the coming year.

Thank you for your continued support.

Tim Whitehouse
Executive Director

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