The story of plastic is evolving.
And we’re writing a new chapter. It’s called Making Sustainable Change.

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

America's Plastic Makers 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 Plastic Recycling

Advanced recycling harnesses the power of innovation, science and technology to remake plastics… 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.

Plastic Policy & Action

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 America's Plastic Makers 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 Armando: The Community Leader

Community Partnership and Sustainability: Armando’s Story

Discover how Armando, a dedicated leader in plastic manufacturing, partners with his Louisiana community to drive sustainability and economic growth. From managing large-scale operations to inspiring the next generation, Armando's commitment to community partnership highlights the vital role of modern materials in our daily lives.
Armando LYB Change Maker by globe of circling hands
Meet Brenna: The Geaux Getter

Engineering Sustainability: Full Steam Ahead

Meet Brenna, a visionary chemical engineer at LyondellBasell, who is making significant strides in sustainability and community outreach. With a deep-rooted passion for improving efficiencies and reducing environmental impacts, Brenna's story highlights the critical role of innovation and sustainability in the chemical industry.
Brenna, optimization engineer, LyondellBasell and America's Change Maker
Meet Adwoa: The Puzzle Solver

Recycling Plastic Film in Curbside Bins: Solving the Puzzle

Meet Adwoa, a chemical engineer using her expertise from Ghana to enhance U.S. recycling efforts, particularly for plastic film. Discover how her collaboration with WM is paving the way for more accessible and effective recycling solutions.

What America's Plastic Makers are 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.