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.

In The Spotlight

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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 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.

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 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 Rashi: The Solver

Meet Rashi: The Solver

Meet Rashi, Dow's North America Associate Technical Service and Development Director for Films and Sustainability, pioneering the shift towards a circular economy by redesigning packaging for recyclability while also mentoring her team towards personal and professional growth.
Rashi from DOW, America's Change Maker
Meet Jeanne: The Sculptor

Meet Jeanne: The Sculptor

Jeanne, Sustainability Lead at BASF, is part of a growing cadre of scientists and other technical experts focused on microplastics and creating a circular economy for plastics.
Jeanne BASF
Meet Julianne: The Team Builder

Meet Julianne: The Team Builder

Julianne, Manager of Industry Affairs at NOVA Chemicals, plays a pivotal role in bringing together experts in the plastics industry to address the challenge of plastic waste and recycling. She acts as a connector, uniting her company with peers, customers, NGOs, and governments to foster innovation and sustainable solutions, aiming to make plastics more recyclable and reusable.

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.