Plastic Waste – American Chemistry Council Statement

Responding October 30, 2020 to a study published that day in the journal, Science Advances, the American Chemistry Council notes that “… Plastic waste in our environment is not acceptable … America’s plastic makers are working to quickly advance responsible solutions … We set goals for 100% of U.S. plastic packaging to be recyclable or recoverable by 2030 and to be re-used, recycled or recovered by 2040. Plastic makers introduced a Roadmap to Reuse … to help facilitate more circular business models … We’ve announced a set of guiding policy principles that will significantly increase America’s capacity to advance responsible solutions to end plastic waste … U.S. exports of plastic waste have declined dramatically – nearly 70% – since their peak in 2016 … U.S. exports of mixed plastic waste will be forbidden to many countries under the Basel Convention as of January 1, 2021…” – The web link to the ACC news release is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging #Recycling #ACC