With increasing support for an Appalachian Basin Storage Hub taking root, extreme activists are working to discredit the need for plastics, choosing to ignore the fact our advances in environmental sustainability in our vehicle fleet – from deploying more electric vehicles to increasing fuel economy of new vehicles – is a result of plastic.

Take electric cars, all of which require plastics in place of traditional metals to decrease the weight of the vehicle. These plastics, from polyurethane to ABS, are made by refining fossil fuels. Refined products help make electric vehicles more affordable while increasing the range they can be driven. For hybrid cars, it allows for increasingly better mileage, reducing the amount of fuel needed.

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