Natural Gas Fracking Creates More Plastics

We keep hearing how the burgeoning explosion of hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) for natural gas is fueling the demise of coal and oil for energy production. While natural gas may, as a cleaner-burning fuel, have a lower carbon footprint than other petroleum-based energy products, there are also significant downsides, including increasing the availability of raw materials for plastics products.

NPR elaborates: The U.S. Natural Gas Boom Is Fueling A Global Plastics Boom