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Andrea Albersheim

Plastics are valuable materials that have for many years have tended to follow a linear model of “make, use, dispose”, resulting in large amounts being buried in landfills or worse, littering our oceans and waterways.

Projects valued at over $7B in investments, potentially diverting nearly 9M metric tons (~21 billion pounds) of waste from landfills (per year)

To recycle them, we need to implement emerging recycling technologies often referred to as “advanced recycling” (or, “chemical recycling”). These technologies complement existing mechanical recycling methods, allowing more types of used plastics (3-7's) to be recaptured and remanufactured into new plastics and products.

Already, corporations and mature recycling enterprises are making significant commitments and building infrastructure at a commercial scale to transition toward a circular economy for plastics. Championing these efforts is critical to using our resources, such as plastics, more responsibly and keeping them out of the environment where they don’t belong.

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