The Roadmap outlines a set of actions that together will modernize the way we collect, recycle and reuse plastic (and other materials).
The Roadmap also identifies key stakeholders who are best positioned to help achieve our goals.
We’re working with product companies and retailers, haulers and recycling facilities, companies that buy used plastic, governments, and the broad plastic value chain.
And of course, we’ll need all of you to pitch in and do your part to help divert used plastic from landfills and the environment.
Value Chain Engagement
More effective value-chain engagement to optimize new and existing programs
More active consumer engagement, so Americans know what and how to recycle
Access to Recycling
Expanded access, so all Americans can recycle in their communities and away from home
Collection and Sortation Capabilities
Solving the challenge of economically collecting and sorting harder-to-recycle plastic packaging formats, such as films, pouches, foams and small formats
Dramatically scaling domestic capacity in both mechanical and advanced recycling
Economics and End Markets
Solving the challenges of domestic sortation and end markets for plastics, especially those formerly exported to overseas markets
We hope you’ll join us in developing a circular economy for plastics that doesn't include waste.
Check out the most recent news and announcements about the Roadmap to Reuse.