Environmental issues surrounding plastics often cause confusion. In this section of our website we have attempted to provide rational, scientific information about current environmental concerns regarding plastics.


Plastics associations around the world have people contacting them with questions about rumours concerning plastics. Since many of these rumours are presented in a way that makes them sound scientific, or seem like good common sense, it's only natural to be concerned.

Below are a series of Envrionmental Fact Sheets produced by Plastics New Zealand. Another great site, particularly for email-based rumours, is www. plasticsmythbuster.org