Plastics Industry Highly Supportive of EPA’s National Recycling Strategy, Say Association Leaders

December 4, 2020
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Today, the members of the Plastics Association Leaders Group issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for input into its proposed national recycling strategy:

“The recent recycling goal announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that calls for an increase in the national recycling rate to 50% by 2030 (“50 by 30”) will promote collaboration and partnership with government, materials manufacturers, brands, non-profits, and NGOs. Collaboration is the key to advancing a more circular and sustainable system for plastics and keeping them out of the environment where they don’t belong.

“We applaud the EPA for taking up this process to establish a national recycling strategy for the 21st century to ensure more recyclable materials are collected, processed, and manufactured into new products.

“Our industry looks forward to being a valued partner and lending our expertise to support this ambitious goal.”

About The Plastics Association Leaders Group (PAL)

The Plastics Association Leaders Group (PAL) is a coalition of Association Leaders providing the Plastics Industry with the tools and knowledge to continuously improve its image, outreach, and growth through collaboration, education, and advocacy.

  • Plastics Industry Association
  • American Chemistry Council, Plastics Division
  • Vinyl Institute                                                              
  • Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
  • Resilient Floor Covering Institute                                  
  • Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
  • Plastics Pipe Institute                                                    
  • International Association of Plastics Distribution
  • American Composites Manufacturers Association          
  • Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association
  • Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association