A new bill in the Maryland General Assembly, the first of its kind in the U.S., would ban the chemical conversion of plastic into fuel.
“In the process, it lets out a huge amount of carbon dioxide,” Love, who is sponsoring the bill and also says chemical recycling locks Marylanders into continuing to depend on plastic, said.
“It’s really a bad thing for our environment. It incentives the making of plastics,” she said. “Chemical recycling is a false choice, it’s a false solution… the solution is to reduce.”
Breimann said making new fuel out of used plastic also pollutes the air.