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Trucost Report on Plastics
New report found that the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than it would be if plastics were replaced with alternative materials.
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It’s ambitious, yet achievable—realistic—a true “stretch goal.” In May of 2018 ACC’s Plastics Division announced three new circular economy goals to guide and accelerate the capture, recycling and recovery of plastics packaging. Although we and our members have...read more
Plastics play a role in other critical environmental factors, such as water consumption, solid waste, acidification, eutrophication, and ozone depletion.read more
See recent plastic packaging news and developments.
- Sorting Fact from Fiction: Can Plastic Packaging and the Circular Economy Co-Exist? (February 15, 2019)
- Renewology gets nod for Phoenix mixed-plastics facility (February 13, 2019)
- Can a New Global Alliance Catalyze Investments and Models to End Plastic Waste? We Think It Can (January 29, 2019)
- U.S. plastic resin producers set goal to recycle or recover all plastic packaging by 2040 (May 10, 2018)
Why Plastic Packaging
Plastics help make packaging lighter, shatter-resistant and more energy efficient. Plus, many plastic packages can be recycled or recovered for energy value. They’re innovative, sustainable and cost-effective.