Used plastics don't belong in the marine environment. America's Plastics MakersTM are working to protect our oceans through public-private partnerships that help prevent litter and increase recycling and recovery.
Workable Solutions for Our Oceans
America’s Plastics MakersTM stand with the majority of scientists and policy makers who have found that effective marine litter solutions require actions to increase litter prevention, reducing, reusing and recycling, and other waste management infrastructure, along with strong regional and international partnerships.
UNEP Report: Improved Waste Collection and Management the Most Urgent Solutions to Reduce Marine Debris; Plastics Makers Agree (May 24, 2016) “This report further strengthens the case for immediately working to reduce marine debris by …(read more)
The World Plastics Council Highlights Industry Work On Marine Litter Issues at UNEA (May 24, 2016) “Today at the United Nations Environment Assembly, the World Plastics Council highlighted …(read more)
Bipartisan Legislation to Remove Microbeads from Personal Care Products Signed into Law, (December 28, 2015)“ACC and its members applaud President Obama and the U.S. Congress for taking this important step …(read more)
As a leader of The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, our work in the United States spans across all six commitment areas. Our partnerships work to provide recycling bins on beaches and in state parks, sponsor marine debris research, promote recycling and the recovery of energy from post-use plastics, and encourage best practices for handling raw materials. Check out all of our projects and programs.
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