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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.

Latest News

ACC Welcomes Senate’s Passage of “Save Our Seas Act” (August 4, 2017) “The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today applauded the Senate’s passage of the …(read more)

Waste Management Infrastructure the Most Pressing Priority to Help Curb Marine Litter (December 1, 2016) “This report further strengthens the case for immediately working to reduce marine debris by …(read more)

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)

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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workable solutions

Workable Solutions for Marine Litter highlights effective, science based solutions to help prevent marine litter.

americas plastics makers contribute to solutions

America’s Plastics Makers Contribute to Solutions on Marine Litter is a handy, shareable guide highlighting work done in the United States under the 6 focus areas of the Global Declaration


Latest News & Updates

Senator Sullivan Environment and Public Works Subcommittee

American Chemistry Welcomes the "Saving Our Seas Act"


ACC's Steve Russell on Marine Debris and Global Solutions


New Study Emphasizes Importance of Preventing Marine Litter


What Are Microplastics? Here's What You Should Know