Don Loepp's March 22 article “Some really bad ideas just won't go away” discusses why people continue to call for banning plastics. These themes are familiar to those of us involved with the National Plastics Center & Museum.
The No. 1 mission of NPCM is to educate K-12 students about the importance of plastics in modern life.
NPCM has three PlastiVans on the road all of the time going into classrooms all over the country teaching and demonstrating to K-12 students about medical, automotive, packaging, computer and telecommunication products that in this global economy can only be economically made of plastics. Our NPCM talented educators also discuss recycling, environmental issues and other concerns with the teachers and kids.
Hopefully, NPCM is making a difference with kids who will be able to give answers to those “really bad ideas that just won't go away.”
Gordon B. Lankton