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Oil and Chemical Giants Lobbying Against Rules on Microplastic Chemicals

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The FINANCIAL — Trade groups representing the world’s biggest oil and chemical companies have been opposing a ground-breaking new proposal to regulate toxic and persistent chemicals in microplastics, according to documents obtained by Unearthed, Greenpeace UK’s investigative platform, Greenpeace International notes. “We know that microplastic is everywhere, from Arctic sea ice to tap water, and that it’s linked to the spread of harmful chemicals. Many of these substances have slipped through the net of global regulations so far, but this proposal could change that and that’s why the industry is hell-bent on stopping it. Where we see a game-changer in…

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Oil and Chemical Giants Lobbying Against Rules on Microplastic Chemicals

7 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Trade groups representing the world’s biggest oil and chemical companies have been opposing a ground-breaking new proposal to regulate toxic and persistent chemicals in microplastics, according to documents obtained by Unearthed, Greenpeace UK’s investigative platform, Greenpeace International notes. “We know that microplastic is everywhere, from Arctic sea ice to tap water, and…