The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is committed to doing its part to help keep plastics out of our ocean.
ACC members bring technical expertise and other resources in material science, recycling and recovery systems, supply chain connections, and global reach. As a steering committee member of the Trash Free Seas Alliance®, ACC works on upstream solutions aimed at preventing ocean trash and was an early supporter of Circulate Capital. In 2018, ACC’s Plastics Division announced circular economy goals for capturing, recycling and recovering plastics. U.S. plastic resin producers committed to the goal that all plastic packaging used in the United States is re-used, recycled or recoverable by 2040. Additionally, ACC helped develop and launch the “Alliance to End Plastic Waste,” a group of approximately 30 global companies – including plastic makers and processors, consumer brands and waste recyclers from around the world – who have pledged $1.5 billion over five years to end plastic waste in the environment. ACC also leads the Global Plastics Alliance, a group of more than 75 trade associations from around the world, which has now made more than 355 commitments to specific projects to help prevent marine debris.