I'm a reporter covering the plastic pollution crisis for The Intercept. I recently exposed the way beverage giants like Coca-Cola undermine recycling efforts. AMA!
Hi, I’m Sharon Lerner, and I cover the environment for The Intercept. I recently did a story exposing the ways the plastics and beverage industries have tried to shift the burden for plastic waste to consumers. They refuse to take responsibility for flooding the world with plastic garbage, and have presented recycling as the solution to the plastics crisis. In fact, very little plastic gets recycled, and companies like Coca-Cola spend millions to prevent plastic redemption programs, despite the fact that they’re one of the few policies that actually cuts down on plastic pollution.
UPDATE: I have to run but thanks so much for talking with me about this! I hope we can keep the conversation going.