“Roadmap to Reuse” adopted by the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC)

In an October 1, 2020 blog, Chris Jahn, ACC President and CEO, expressed the goals that “… 100% of U.S. plastic packaging will be recyclable or recoverable by 2030, and that 100% of U.S. plastic packaging will be reused, recycled or recovered by 2040  …” – To assist in accomplishing these goals, the ACC Plastics Division has developed a “Roadmap to Reuse” which is a “… set of actions built around six core areas that, together, will modernize recycling through: more effective value chain engagement to optimize new and existing programs; more active consumer engagement so Americans know what and how to recycle; expanded access so all Americans can recycle in their communities and away-from-home; solving the challenge of economically collecting and sorting harder to recycle plastic packaging formats e.g., films, pouches, foams and small formats; dramatically scaling domestic capacity in both mechanical and advanced recycling; and solving the challenges of domestic sortation and end markets for plastics, especially those formerly exported to overseas markets …” #ACC #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling #PlasticPackaging