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Posted on 07/11/2018 in Furniture & Textiles 2018
US plastics industry commits to circular economy

The American Chemical Council (ACC) Plastics Division has announced targets for plastics recycling: 100% of plastics packaging re-used, recycled or recovered by 2040, 100% of plastics packing “recyclable or recoverable” by 2030, 100% of US production sites covered by Operation Clean Blue Sweep by 2022 (campaign to achieve zero pellet, flake and powder loss). Actions will include designing products for efficiency, recycling and reuse; new technologies for sorting and recycling; facilitating consumer participation; expanding the types of plastics recycled; aligning recycled products with end markets and enhancing awareness. In Europe, Plastics Europe is committed to zero plastics to landfill by 2025 (but this includes plastic in waste to incineration)

American Chemistry Council (ACC) 9 May 2018 https://www.americanchemistry.com/Media/PressReleasesTranscripts/ACC-news-releases/US-Plastics-Producers-Set-Circular-Economy-Goals-to-Recycle-or-Recover-100-Percent-of-Plastic-Packaging-by-2040.html

Plastics Europe, May 2016 https://www.plasticseurope.org/download_file/force/42/180

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