National Strategy for Plastics Circular Economy Outlined

On July 13, 2021, the plastics members of the American Chemistry Council “… outlined five sustainable actions Congress can take immediately to grow the circular economy for plastics through a comprehensive, national strategy … The proposals include: Require all plastic packaging to include at least 30% recycled plastic by 2030 through a national recycled plastics standard; Create a modern regulatory system that enables rapid scaling of advanced recycling while continuing to grow mechanical recycling; Direct EPA and DOE to bring together the plastics value chain and municipalities to develop a national recycling framework for plastics; Engage the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study that compares the impacts of raw materials and use its findings to guide future policies; [and] Establish an American-designed producer responsibility system for packaging to help increase recycling access, collection and outreach for all materials, including plastics …” #PlasticWaste #EPR #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling @AmChemistry

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