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HERE’S OUR PLAN TO ADDRESS PLASTIC WASTE.
What was unthinkable 30 years ago with recycling plastics is achievable today.
Thanks to innovative technology, we’re able to turn billions of pounds of used
plastics into the products that our lives depend on. America’s Plastic Makers®
have united to create a roadmap that defines our upcoming goals for a
circular economy and a plan for achieving them. One that involves all of us.
Coordinate stakeholder efforts more efficiently to realize greater amounts of plastics recycled.
Improve education and outreach to consumers that results in more plastics recycled with less contamination.
Expand access, so those with no access or limited access to plastics recycling are able to recycle.
Invest to create the necessary domestic scale to remanufacture (mechanical and advanced) used plastics into new products.
Invest in sortation and end markets to create sustainable and domestic end markets for recycled plastics.
This is our Roadmap to Reuse
We’re all pitching in together.
Resin ProducersMaterial innovations working with Advanced Recycling to expand markets.
Industry GroupsDrive the Roadmap to Reuse providing education and support across implementation.
Manufactures/Brands/RetailersManufacture products from recycled materials and design products to be recycled.
ReclaimersCreate a national standard for guidance on recyclability, expanding mechanical and advanced recycling.
Haulers/Materials Recycling FacilitiesExpand access to recycling and improve methods and standards for sorting plastics.
GovernmentsDevelop policies to enable and support the national recycling framework while tracking progress.
America’s Plastic Makers® are investing in infrastructure, technology and product design solutions while inviting governments, businesses and other stakeholders to meet our shared goal of a circular economy for plastics.
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