According to the New York Times, one of the largest active construction projects in the United States will produce more than 1 million tons of plastic a year and is operated by Royal Dutch Shell near Pittsburgh.
- Where will pipelines for the plant be stretched and how many freight cars does it expect to have in its dedicated rail system?
- What is the controversy surrounding plastic? Discuss this in terms of the production versus disposal of plastic.
- What is fueling the boom to produce plastic?
Corkery, J. (2019). A Giant Factory Rises to Make a Product Filling Up the World: Plastic. The New York Times, August 12, (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/business/energy-environment/plastics-shell-pennsylvania-plant.html)