American Chemistry Council Comments on the EPA Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution

On July 31, 2023, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) submitted comments to EPA on its Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution – The comments “… outlined opportunities where greater collaboration could turn the Draft National Strategy into a more comprehensive approach to eliminate plastic pollution and called out sections of the draft where unintended consequences could mean significant negative impacts … ACC is concerned that many parts of the draft strategy are inconsistent with the direction and intention of Congress. In addition, there are aspects of the Draft … that would stall the transition to a circular economy and increase carbon emissions … Our biggest concerns lie with the agency’s call for material substitution without considering the impacts of alternatives … As the [EPA Draft] … is linked to the EPA’s National Recycling Strategy … there should be an emphasis put on fulfilling the objectives laid out in that strategy …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging #Recycling @AmChemistry