California probes plastic industry's backing of recycling "myth"

The California Department of Justice is accusing plastic makers of misleading the public for decades about the viability of plastics recycling. According to a statement issued by the office of the attorney general at the end of April, an investigation has been launched into the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries for their involvement in causing and exacerbating the global plastics pollution crisis.

Specifically, California officials would investigate companies' roles in "perpetuating myths around recycling" and causing the global plastics pollution crisis....

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