The plastics industry's recycling record is the main focus of a multi-part report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s CBC News in Winnipeg, Manitoba, titled "The Predicament of Plastics." Not a lot new here -- they reveal that most plastic that residents in Winnipeg put in their blue bins heads to China, where processors make durable goods like Barbie dolls and flyswatters. The report also quotes from a Canadian Plastics Industry Association newsletter in a story titled "Plastics industry battles negative image." There's also a story on plastic pollution, "Plastic waste polluting Manitoba lakes." The "story comments" sections for the report are filled with reader opinions -- both on the pro and con sides of the plastics industry's environmental record. According to the site, additional comments are welcome until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 18.
CBC News looks at 'Predicament of Plastics'
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