August 02, 2018

Joseph Capizzi, professor, moral theology, and director, Institute for Human Ecology, was quoted in a Catholic News Agency story on the impacts of banning plastic straws.

... Speaking about the recent focus on single use plastics, particularly drinking straws, by many companies and cities, Dr. Joe Capizzi, a moral theologian at the Catholic University of America and executive director of the school’s Institute for Human Ecology explained that “any environmental activity is going to affect different populations differently.”

Capizzi told CNA that well-motivated policy changes, like those banning plastic straws, can have unintended consequences, and policymakers should consider those who could be unexpectedly affected. ...

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