This Huffington Post article discusses how fossil fuel companies are killing plastic recycling. Plastic trash has overwhelmed America. Fossil fuel companies are about to make it worse.
… plastic recycling is in trouble. Too much of the indestructible material exists in the world, more than our current recycling networks can handle. And the very same companies that say recycling is the answer are about to unleash a tidal wave of fresh plastics that will drown recyclers struggling to stay afloat.