Combining innovation with sustainability for a lower carbon future and a circular economy for plastic.

Focus Areas

Sustainable Change for a Brighter Future

Innovation has made plastic vital to modern life. Medical grade plastic for surgeries. Personal protective equipment for ourselves and our caregivers. Lightweight plastic in our electric cars. Energy saving insulation in our homes.

Advanced Recycling

Advanced recycling is a sustainably oriented process that harnesses the power of science and technology to transform used plastics into new products that can be recycled again and again. 

Circular Economy

To help keep plastic out of our environment, we need to move from a “linear” economy to a “circular” economy.

Sustainable Infrastructure

As a key part of America’s critical manufacturing capacity, plastic makers play an integral role in rebuilding our nation’s ability to move people, energy, goods and water while simultaneously driving down greenhouse gas emissions.

Policy & Advocacy

You can help build a circular economy for plastic, in which plastic is reused instead of discarded. Helping keep plastic out of our environment.  

Who We Are

Meet America's Change MakersSM

Today the story of plastic is evolving. Our scientists, engineers, technicians and innovators – America’s Change MakersSM – are linking innovation with sustainability and changing the way plastic is made, used and remade.

Meet Jessica: The Adventurer

Meet Jessica: The Adventurer

As technical service and development scientist at Dow, she’s translating her experience of falling out of the sky into changing the “orientation” of plastic waste.
Meet Jacob: The Recycler

Meet Jacob: The Recycler

Jacob works in the emerging world of advanced recycling, using technologies that can break down used plastics into their building blocks to be remade into brand new plastics.
Meet Rennisha: The Connector

Meet Rennisha: The Connector

She helps customers build and rebuild the infrastructure that connects us. Including the connectivity that allows her to work remotely from a place she loves. Back home on St. Croix.

What We're Doing

Progress in Action

We’re helping build a circular economy for plastic. An economy in which plastic is reused instead of discarded. Keeping it in our economy and out of our environment.

We’re continuing to innovate, investing billions of dollars in next generation advanced recycling. This technology makes it possible for plastic to be made to be remade, recycled into high-quality raw materials that are reused to make new products. Again and again. Building a cleaner and more sustainable future.


Innovation. Inspiration. Information. Discover how we’re making sustainable change to help build a cleaner, safer, healthier future.

Advocacy Resources

Explore our resources and discover innovative solutions that help create a more sustainable future.