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General | Jun 17, 2022

Meet Kait: The Environmentalist

As a Technical Service Representative at Covestro, Kait helps customers save energy and become more sustainable by using innovative plastics
Podcast | Jun 13, 2022

Sustainably Speaking – Clean Drinking Water: A Pipe’s Dream

U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Rich Anderson discusses efforts to address our failing American water infrastructure — including upgrading our aging, corroded pipes with durable plastic pipe — and deliver clean, safe drinking water for all.
General | Jun 10, 2022

Meet Raul: The Problem Solver

Raul is developing technology that allows plastic to be reused again and again
General | Jun 10, 2022

Meet Kate: The Developer

Kate helps some of the world’s biggest brands incorporate more recycled plastics in their products
General | May 27, 2022

Meet Natalie: The Finder

Natalie specializes in finding used plastics to remake into new plastics, many of which had previously been difficult to recycle
General | May 27, 2022

Meet Dell: The Advocate

Dell helps deliver clean drinking water across the country using long-lasting and corrosion-resistant plastic piping.
Podcast | May 23, 2022

Sustainably Speaking – A New Dimension in Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Albert Woo from Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School highlights the marvels of medical 3D printing
Podcast | Apr 25, 2022

Sustainably Speaking: Gen Z – The Future of Sustainability

Senior Vice President of Performance Materials for the North American division of BASF Corporation and mother of an 18-year-old future engineer, Gulay Serhatkulu, discusses how the “Sustainability Generation,” the Gen-Z’s are driving sustainable change in the workplace.
General | Apr 22, 2022

Researchers: Use of Plastics = Helping Combat Climate Change

To drive down greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), it’s sensible to base our decisions on science. Multiple researchers have compared the environmental footprint of materials such as plastics, glass, metals, and paper.
General | Apr 4, 2022

Can New Technologies Recycle the 90% of Plastics That Don’t Get Recycled?

Today’s recycling systems can recover some used plastics. But not anywhere near enough.
Take Action | Mar 16, 2022

Tell Congress to Support Innovative Policies for Plastic Recycling

Your voice is important. Please send a letter to your elected officials urging them to support our plan.
General | Mar 3, 2022

Taking Action for Sustainable Change

Plastics are essential to our nation’s present and future but we must keep these materials out of our environment. Here's our plan.
General | Mar 1, 2022

Can Governments Craft a Global Plastics Treaty?

Plastic Makers Call for U.N. Action on Plastics in Environment
General | Feb 18, 2022

Creating a Low Carbon Vehicle rEVolution Requires Plastics

We Need Modern Materials to Rebuild Infrastructure, Meet Climate Goals
General | Feb 10, 2022

Upgrading Our Nation’s Infrastructure? Time to Upgrade Our Building Insulation

If we’re going to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure while creating a lower carbon future, it makes sense to modernize this immense, energy-consuming sector. Especially our homes.
General | Feb 9, 2022

What Do Plastics Have to Do with Solar Energy?

U.S. Department of Energy: “The amount of sunlight that strikes the earth's surface in an hour and a half is enough to handle the entire world's energy consumption for a full year.”
General | Jan 24, 2022

What Are Those Massive Wind Turbine Blades Made Of?

Efficient Materials for Efficient Wind Energy Infrastructure
General | Jan 11, 2022

A Lesson for Our Nation’s Infrastructure from Arlington National Cemetery

Let’s take a look at a pipe replacement project in one of the nation’s most honored sites: Arlington National Cemetery
General | Jan 10, 2022

As We Rebuild Our Nation’s Infrastructure, It’s Time to Upgrade to Plastic Water Pipes

Plastic pipes are replacing traditional materials in many applications
Reuse | Dec 14, 2021

Advancements in Advanced Recycling Video Series

Hear from industry leaders on new developments in advanced recycling...
Reuse | Oct 29, 2021

Advancements in Advanced Recycling

Learn how advanced recycling innovations can help us transition to a circular economy for plastics
Podcast | Oct 25, 2021

Sustainably Speaking – Episode 11: Coming Full Circle on Sustainability in the Plastics Industry

Host Joshua Baca brings Sustainably Speaking Season 1 full circle with a discussion of what sustainability means in the plastics industry.
Podcast | Oct 11, 2021

Sustainably Speaking - Episode 10: A Policy Vision for Ending Waste

American Chemistry Council’s Chris Jahn and Shell Polymers’ Laura Chamorro discuss industry efforts to reduce plastic waste.
Podcast | Sep 27, 2021

Sustainably Speaking - Episode 9: Preventing Food Waste

Montgomery County (TX) Food Bank’s John Kreger discusses the intersection of sustainability and preventing food waste.
Reuse | Sep 17, 2021

We Need More than a Climate “Week”

Learn how modern plastics can help us move towards a future with lower carbon energy sources and reduce the amount of food we waste.
Take Action | Sep 15, 2021

Tell Congress to Ditch the "Plastic Tax"

Your voice is important. Please send a letter to your elected officials urging them to say NO to the “Plastic Tax.”
Podcast | Sep 13, 2021

Sustainably Speaking – Episode 8: Investing in a Circular Economy

Dow’s Julie Zaniewski and Closed Loop Partners’ Bridget Croke discuss private sector efforts to invest in a circular economy.
Podcast | Aug 30, 2021

Sustainably Speaking – Episode 7: Advanced Recycling: Combining Science and Sustainability

Rice University’s Dr. Rachel Meidl and CCNY’s Dr. Marco Castaldi dive into the science behind advanced recycling.
Production | Aug 19, 2021

S is for Sustainability

Learn how advanced plastics are helping auto makers cut emissions and reduce waste.
Production | Aug 18, 2021

S is for Shared Mobility

Find out how plastics are helping to make shared mobility a cleaner, more accommodating and sustainable experience for riders.
Podcast | Aug 16, 2021

Sustainably Speaking – Episode 6: Innovating for the Environment

GreenMantra’s Domenic Di Mondo and Cyclyx’s Bill Cooper discuss how advanced recycling is reducing plastic waste.
Production | Aug 9, 2021

More Food on Our Plate, Less in the Landfill

Read how plastic packaging helps combat food waste.
Production | Aug 6, 2021

7 Ways Plastic Helps Us Solve Our Greatest Challenges

Learn how plastic contributes to safety and sustainability every day.
Podcast | Aug 2, 2021

Sustainably Speaking - Episode 5: Doing More with Less: Circularity and Energy Efficiency

Huntsman CEO Peter Huntsman discusses the intersection of circularity and sustainable infrastructure.
Podcast | Jul 19, 2021

Sustainably Speaking - Episode 4: Our Lower-Carbon Future

Covestro’s Christine Bryant discusses how plastic is enabling a lower-carbon future.
Collection | Jun 22, 2021

Can a Kid Explain Advanced Plastics Recycling? You Bet.

Learn more about new innovations in advanced recycling, explained for kids and adults alike.
Reuse | Jun 21, 2021

Creating a More Sustainable Future

Learn how America’s Plastic Makers® are bringing progress and sustainability together for future generations
Podcast | Jun 21, 2021

Sustainably Speaking - Episode 2: The EVolution

Listen to industry experts discuss how plastics are enabling today's electric vehicles.
Reuse | Jun 15, 2021

Investing in Plastic Recycling Innovation

Read about new investments from America’s Plastic Makers® to help end plastic waste.
Production | Jun 10, 2021

E is for Electrification

Find out how electric vehicles rely on plastics for safety, efficiency and sustainability.
Reuse | Jun 7, 2021

Our Roadmap to Reuse for Making Sustainable Change

Learn more about our roadmap for Making Sustainable Change and how you can help.
Podcast | Jun 7, 2021

Sustainably Speaking - Episode 1: The Road to Circularity

Listen to industry experts discuss plastics circularity and our Roadmap to Reuse.
Reuse | Jun 3, 2021

Our Guiding Principles for Making Sustainable Change

Learn more about our Guiding Principles for Making Sustainable Change and how you can help.
Reuse | Jun 2, 2021

Our Goals for Making Sustainable Change

Learn more about our goals for Making Sustainable Change and how you can help.
Podcast | Jun 1, 2021

Sustainably Speaking

Listen to experts discuss plastics, sustainability and a low-carbon future.
Production | May 19, 2021

C is for Circularity

Find out how your next car could further reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
Production | May 12, 2021

C is for Connectivity

Learn how plastics are helping advance connectivity in the automotive industry to support the future of America’s transportation.
Reuse | May 5, 2021

A New Name for Our Shared Vision

Learn how we’re Making Sustainable Change by working towards a future free from plastic waste.
Production | May 3, 2021

A is for Autonomy

Learn about the role plastics play in advancing autonomous vehicles to promote safety, sustainability and innovation in the automotive sector and on our roads.
Production | Apr 28, 2021

Driving a More Sustainable Future for the Auto Industry

Learn how plastics are driving innovations in transportation to improve safety, efficiency and performance for consumers and businesses.
Production | Apr 22, 2021

Introduction to Durable Plastic

Learn how strong, durable plastic contributes to a more sustainable future in surprising ways in transportation, healthcare, building and construction and infrastructure.
Production | Mar 31, 2021

Role of Plastic in Rebuilding Infrastructure

Learn how U.S. plastic manufacturing plays a key role in meeting today’s infrastructure needs and environmental commitments to future generations.
Reuse | Mar 29, 2021

Virginia Advanced Recycling Bill Signing Response

Learn about a new Virginia law moving us towards a circular economy for plastic by supporting innovative advanced recycling technologies.
Production | Mar 25, 2021

Reducing Plastic Waste Through Innovation

Learn about how the proposed Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act could actually endanger progress made to reduce plastic waste and how solutions should be pragmatic, bipartisan and foster innovation.
Production | Mar 22, 2021

Clearing the Air on Advanced Recycling

Check out a new report on how advanced recycling facilities are re-sourcing a valuable resource in a more environmentally friendly way
Reuse | Feb 18, 2021

Investing in the Circular Economy for Plastic

Learn about how new advanced recycling facilities in the United States are supporting a more circular economy for plastic.
Reuse | Feb 16, 2021

Advanced Technologies Help Recycle More Plastics

Learn how companies are working together to reshape the recycling value chain and create an environment free of plastic waste.
Reuse | Feb 12, 2021

Closing in on a Circular Economy for Plastics

Learn about investments and innovations to scale advanced recycling technologies and what it means for the future of recycled plastic.
Production | Jan 18, 2021

Do New Recycling Technologies Improve Plastics’ Sustainability?

Learn about BASF’s study of advanced recycling and how it can support sustainability efforts while moving us closer to a circular economy for plastics.
Reuse | Jan 12, 2021

Closing the Loop on Plastic Recycling

Learn how the power of partnership is helping to close the loop on polystyrene recycling
Production | Dec 8, 2020

Setting a Course Through Industry Action

Find out what the industry is already doing to eliminate plastic waste and drive the circular economy forward.
Collection | Dec 7, 2020

Reimagining Recycling: What the Experts Have to Say

Check out Axios’ recent conversation on Reimagining Recycling to learn how policymakers and the private sector can partner to eliminate plastic waste.
Reuse | Nov 30, 2020

Pennsylvania Passes Law to Help Advance a Circular Economy for Plastics

Learn how smart public policy sets the stage to achieve a circular economy for plastic.
Collection | Nov 24, 2020

From the Warehouse to Your Doorstep

Check out these helpful tips for recycling common shipping and packing materials from online shopping deliveries.
Reuse | Nov 19, 2020

Thinking Outside the Bin

Learn more about how companies are making new products from recycled plastic, contributing to a more circular economy
Collection | Nov 2, 2020

Our Recycling System Needs a Refresh

Learn how modernizing U.S. recycling systems can help solve the plastic waste issue.
Collection | Oct 23, 2020

Your One-Stop Shop for Recycling Resources

Check out these helpful resources to find out more about recycling in your area, what items are recyclable and how to recycle them.
Reuse | Oct 13, 2020

From the Dinner Table to the Airport

Learn more about used plastics being turned into new products.
Reuse | Oct 1, 2020

The Roadmap to Reuse

Learn more about the plastic industry’s roadmap for closing the loop on plastic waste and achieving a circular economy.
Reuse | Sep 30, 2020

We Need Plastics — AND an End to Plastic Waste

Learn how today’s technologies and solutions can keep plastic out of the ocean.
Collection | Sep 21, 2020

Recycling Beyond Your Kitchen

Learn more about how you can recycle in your home.
Reuse | Sep 14, 2020

Brushing Away Plastic Waste

Companies are making toothbrushes from recycled plastic. Learn how recycling technology makes plastic waste useful again.
Reuse | Aug 27, 2020

Giving Recycled Plastic a Seat Outdoors

Companies are making outdoor furniture from recycled plastic. Learn how recycling makes plastic waste useful again.
Reuse | Aug 12, 2020

Out of the Fridge, into the Future

Learn more about used plastics being recycled into new products.
Reuse | Jul 16, 2020

More Options Means More Pathways to Circularity.

Learn more about reusable plastic products and the part they play in the circular economy for plastic.
Reuse | Jul 16, 2020

Sliding into the Future

Companies are making kids’ playground equipment from recycled plastic. Learn how recycling technology makes plastic waste useful again.
Reuse | Jul 16, 2020

From Waste to Wearables

Learn more about used plastics being designed into new products.
Collection | Jul 7, 2020

Overcoming “Bin-decision”

Learn how to recycle plastic in five quick tips and solve “bin-decision” when it’s time to recycle.
Collection | Jul 6, 2020

No Longer Lost at Sea

Learn more about plastic marine litter and companies using recovered plastic to make new products.
Collection | Jul 6, 2020

Putting Plastic in its Place

Learn how embracing a circular economy, new recycling technologies and you can work to keep plastic waste out of the ocean.
Production | Jun 24, 2020

3D Printing: PPE, Plastics and Sustainability

Learn more about using 3D printing to meet PPE demands, reduce long-term environmental impact of manufacturing and reuse plastic.
Reuse | Jun 10, 2020

Fashion Reinvents Itself Again

Discover how new plastic solutions are revolutionizing the fashion industry by turning recycled plastic into stylish clothing.
Reuse | Jun 10, 2020

Every Ending Is a New Beginning

Learn what circularity is, how a circular economy for plastic can benefit our world and how you can be a part of it.
Collection | May 7, 2020

Local Actions, Global Progress

Learn how communities are strengthening plastic recycling efforts, and helping to end plastic waste around the world.
Collection | May 7, 2020

Upgrading Recycling for Today’s World — and Tomorrow’s

See how this pilot recycling program is changing the face of recycling plastic packaging.
Production | May 7, 2020

That's a Wrap

Discover why plastic packaging is important and how rethinking it can reduce plastic waste.
Reuse | May 7, 2020

Advanced Plastics Recycling

Innovative technologies in plastic recycling are creating more possibilities to reuse and create a more circularity for plastic.
Collection | May 7, 2020

Dispose of Gloves, Masks, and Wipes Properly—in the Garbage

Plastic gloves, masks, sanitizing hand wipes—all are helpful in preventing exposure to the coronavirus, but must be disposed of properly in the garbage.

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