We have a plan of action for Congress.
A plan that leads to real solutions that lead to real results. A plan that holds everyone accountable – including America’s Plastic Makers. A plan that contributes to a healthy economy and a healthy environment.
We propose Five Actions for Sustainable Change.
Five steps Congress can take to accelerate a circular economy for plastic.
Require a 30 by ‘30 national recycled plastics standard.
Require all plastic packaging to include at least 30% recycled plastic by 2030 through a national recycled plastics standard.
Create a modern regulatory system to develop a circular economy for plastics.
Create a modern regulatory system that enables rapid scaling of advanced recycling while continuing to grow mechanical recycling.
Develop national recycling standards for plastics.
Direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to bring together the plastics value chain and municipalities to develop a national recycling framework for plastics.
Study the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from all materials to guide informed policy.
Engage the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study that compares the impacts of raw materials and use its findings to guide future policies.
Establish an American-designed producer responsibility system.
Establish an American-designed producer responsibility system for packaging to help increase recycling access, collection and outreach for all materials, including plastics.
Join us to enact comprehensive solutions that will accelerate a circular economy for plastics.
What We're Doing
Progress in Action
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