Washington D.C.— The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) released the following statement celebrating America Recycles Day, the official national observance dedicated to promoting recycling across the United States:
“For the plastics industry, every day is America Recycles Day,” said PLASTICS President and CEO Matt Seaholm. “Our industry is dedicated to recycling which is why we work tirelessly to improve recyclability and invest billions of dollars into new technologies to recycle.
“Recycling is real, and the plastics industry is proud to be a part of the solution, but we need to do more. We need partners at all levels, including government, the private sector and communities working together to recycle even more valuable materials every day,” concluded Seaholm.
Recently, PLASTICS launched an advocacy campaign, Recycling is Real, dedicated to promoting and defending plastic recycling in America. The campaign provides content to help elected officials and policymakers understand that recycling is a vital link of the sustainability and circularity chain, enabling them to make more well-informed decisions about recycling resources for their constituents.
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors, and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $548 billion U.S. industry. PLASTICS advances the priorities of our members who are dedicated to investing in technologies that improve capabilities and advances in recycling and sustainability and providing essential products that allow for the protection and safety of our lives. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members, and the seventh largest U.S. manufacturing industry, more globally competitive while supporting circularity through educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, convening opportunities and policy advocacy, including the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE2024: The Plastics Show.