12:00am

Mon November 25, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What is the true cost of plastic packaging?


On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Annie Leonard, of The Story of Stuff, about what 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.

Guests:

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

Resources:

The Ecology Center 

The Story of Stuff 
The Story of Electronics

As You Sow

http://www.asyousow.org/sustainability/EPR.shtml

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?

Ends Europe: Sea Change for Marine Litter

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