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Bank lending to plastics industry faces scrutiny as pollution concerns mount - The Fiji Times 

Bank lending to plastics industry faces scrutiny as pollution concerns mount - The Fiji Times  | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

LONDON (Reuters) – Banks have provided $1.7 trillion of finance to 40 companies in the plastics supply chain without imposing any requirements to tackle plastic pollution pouring into the world’s rivers and oceans, according to a report published on Thursday.

 

With European and U.S. banks increasingly spurning the most polluting fossil fuel projects to help slow climate change, campaigners want lenders to take a similar approach to plastics by making loans conditional on measures to boost recycling. 

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Permit for Controversial $9 Billion Plastics Plant in “Chemical Alley” to Be Put on Hold — ProPublica.org

Permit for Controversial $9 Billion Plastics Plant in “Chemical Alley” to Be Put on Hold — ProPublica.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Proposed emissions from the plant would triple the levels of cancer-causing chemicals in one of the most toxic areas of the U.S., but the Army Corps of Engineers intends to suspend the permit.
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