Advanced Recycling Technologies

Today’s recycling systems can recover some used plastic. But not anywhere near enough.

That’s what makes burgeoning private investments in new recycling technologies so exciting.

These technologies can dramatically increase the types and amount of plastic that can be recycled. Which reduces the need for fossil resources and keeps plastic out of our environment.

It’s called advanced recycling.

These technologies turn used solid plastic into its gas or liquid raw materials to be remade into brand new plastic for use in virtually any plastic product or packaging.

And plastic makers are stepping up with significant investments and commitments.

What We're Doing

Progress in Action

Explore how America's Plastic Makers are contributing to advanced recycling technologies.


Find out what’s happening in Advanced Recycling and how we’re making sustainable change.

Advocacy Resources

Want to help make sustainable change? We’re providing helpful resources to lend your hand and raise your voice.

Fact Sheets

The following series illustrates how advanced recycling turns used plastic into new plastic and provides more information about the environmental profile of this new manufacturing technology.