National Strategy for Plastics Circular Economy Outlined

On July 13, 2021, the plastics members of the American Chemistry Council https://www.americanchemistry.com/Media/PressReleasesTranscripts/ACC-news-releases/Plastic-Makers-Outline-5-Actions-Congress-Can-Take-To-Advance-Circular-Economy-End-Plastic-Waste.html “… 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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