Plastic Wars

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Tuesday, March 31st on WGVU-TV @ 10pm, Plastic Wars reveals that for decades, the plastics industry has helped sell its products by promoting the recyclability of plastic — despite deep doubts inside the industry that widespread plastic recycling would ever be economically viable. “There was never an enthusiastic belief that recycling was ultimately going to work in a significant way,” Lew Freeman, former VP of government affairs for the Society of the Plastics Industry, tells FRONTLINE and NPR in Plastic Wars.