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Resource ID: #28606
Subject: Recycling
Source: Rick Young, Fritz Kramer, Emma Schwartz, Orion Donovan-Smith, Adam Lingo, Tim Gruzca, Fira Abdurachman, Andrew Metz, Raney Aronson-Rath, Laura Sullivan, Graham Smith, Nicole Beemsterboer, Robert Little, Nancy Barnes
Affiliation: FRONTLINE, NPR, Investigative Reporting Workshop
Date: March 31, 2020



Plastic Wars​, a joint investigation from FRONTLINE and NPR, reveals how the plastic industry has used recycling as a way to sell more plastic. Based on industry sources speaking for the first time and hundreds of internal industry documents, the film exposes a decades-long strategy to counter growing environmental concerns by promoting recycling technologies the industry knew weren’t ​economically viable.
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