link " EPA gave a Chevron refinery approval to make a fuel that could leave people nearby with a 1-in-4 lifetime risk of cancer" This would occur in a community already poisoned by many other industrial facilities. "“So-called ‘chemical recycling’ has been touted by companies like Chevron as a way to reduce plastic waste through repurposing it but turning plastic waste into fuel increases greenhouse gas emissions, subsidizes the petrochemical industry, and harms frontline communities located near these facilities.”"
Nation article They try to overpower local residents and to build giant polluting factories, to have new markets for their oil production.
One half of baby sea turtles die from eating plastics.
Good news- New York joins California and Hawaii. The ban will take effect in March, 2020. There are some exceptions, but it is progress.
Over 57 Whales have been killed by plastics and/or pollution near the Phillipines.