Production of Plastic to Increase Dramatically

A world awash in plastic will soon see even more, as a host of new petrochemical plants — their ethane feedstock supplied by the fracking boom — come online. Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output. FMI, see https://e360.yale.edu/features/the-plastics-pipeline-a-surge-of-new-production-is-on-the-way.