Eliminating Plastic Waste

Plastics have opened up a world of innovation, creating products that many of us could not live without. They’ve helped us solve many challenges in modern life, from food storage to medical devices, except one:

Plastic Bottle

ELIMINATING
PLASTIC WASTE.

Pollution from single use plastic products is in our rivers, our great natural spaces, our food sources. Plastics are in us. And the problem of plastic pollution is only getting worse. By 2040, the volume of plastic pollution is expected to triple.

But we have the power to change how plastic pollution affects our future. The US is the largest contributor to plastic pollution in the world. That means there is a big opportunity to do things differently.

By creating a circular economy that reimagines how we produce, reuse and dispose of plastic products, the US can lead the world in innovation and jobs.

We can do this. The vast majority of American consumers—86% of us—want to see meaningful action to reduce plastic waste. It’s one of the least partisan issues in the country. There is also a groundswell of corporate support by major companies to see greater regulation of plastic waste, a landmark moment for industry partnership on plastic pollution reduction.

Now is the time to create a future that includes plastic, but not plastic pollution. The US government should lead the way, putting us firmly on the path to a circular economy and helping to set ambitious, but fair, goals for the international agreement on plastic pollution currently in negotiation. The American public and the private sector are sending a message to Members of Congress: give us strong and effective policy solutions.

WE CAN ALL AGREE PLASTIC WASTE IS A PROBLEM.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE IT.