Actions Respond to Americans’ Call for “Big, Bold Steps”
ACC and its members support the pursuit of a more Circular Economy, one that prioritizes resource conservation and efficiency, design innovations that enable longer product lifespans, and reuse, recycling and recovery technologies that allow us to capture the greatest value from materials that have traditionally been discarded.
Progress toward a circular economy should include not only responsible use of natural resources, but also enable the reuse, repurposing, recycling and recovery of the value locked in materials traditionally viewed as waste.
To achieve the greatest societal and environmental benefits, circular economy initiatives should embrace a holistic view of the economy that considers both environmental and societal impacts of a product or material across its lifecycle.
ACC Member Contributions to Advance Circularity
ACC members are innovating products, processes and technologies that are helping to enhance the value of materials: