Plastic Waste – American Chemistry Council Outlines Actions

In an April 29, 2022, news release the American Chemistry Council (ACC) responded to the California Attorney General investigation into plastics recycling  “… We strongly disagree with the portrayal of our industry … plastics belong in our economy, not our environment … America’s plastic makers … have proposed comprehensive and bold actions … in our 5 Actions for Sustainable Change and 5 Principles to End Plastic Waste Globally. They include requiring all plastic packaging in the U.S. to include at least 30% recycled plastic by 2030, establish a producer responsibility system for packaging that will help increase recycling infrastructure, and support of a legally binding global agreement to stop leakage and build waste management infrastructure globally. ACC is proactively engaged in various states advocating in support of new policies that would require producers to help fund recycling efforts, require use of recycled plastic in new packaging and advance new technologies to help keep plastics out of the environment …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling @AmChemistry