Tell the EPA: "Chemical recycling" isn't recycling at all
DOCKET ID NO. EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0382
We, the undersigned, urge the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate chemical recycling facilities with the same standards applied to incineration under the Clean Air Act.
Chemical recycling is a threat to both environmental and public health. The process of burning plastic waste releases toxic substances, including dioxins and volatile organic compounds, into the atmosphere. These pollutants have been linked to cancer, respiratory disease, nervous disorders and other harms.
Additionally, over half of the waste being processed through chemical recycling facilities comes out as climate pollution. This advances rather than mitigates global warming.
Please do all you can to regulate chemical recycling and chemical recycling facilities.