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ACC’s Plastics Division Announces Inaugural Innovation and Circularity Summit

Matthew Kastner

WASHINGTON, DC (November 15, 2022) — The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Plastics Division is pleased to announce it is hosting its first annual Innovation & Circularity Summit on January 26-27 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla. Registration for the Summit is now open.

The Innovation & Circularity Summit is the only U.S. conference that will focus on accelerating a circular economy for plastics and growing advanced recycling. The Summit is the premier event that will bring together major components of the plastics recycling value chain to identify opportunities for collaboration and to address challenges to achieving circularity for plastics.

“America’s plastic makers are making significant progress towards creating a circular economy for plastics,” said Joshua Baca, ACC’s vice president of plastics. “Many plastic makers and other companies across the value chain have committed to improving sustainability, including hundreds of consumer product goods companies that committed to incorporate more recycled plastic into their packaging. The Innovation & Circularity Summit will provide an interactive forum to further progress.”

Topics covered at the Summit will include:

  • Consumer perceptions of a circular economy.
  • Public policies that can help advance a circular economy.
  • The role of science and research in policy decision making.
  • Barriers to collection, including access and sortation.
  • Advanced recycling’s role in achieving a circular economy for plastics.
  • Examples of advanced recycling in sectors beyond packaging.

To learn more and to register, visit the Summit’s website

American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division

The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division represents America’s Plastic MakersSM and the half million+ scientists, engineers, technicians, and other innovators who make plastics for many essential and lifesaving products that are vital to modern life. America’s Plastic Makers continue to embrace change. We’re linking innovation with sustainability, deploying next generation technologies to make plastics lighter, stronger, more efficient and more recyclable, so we can meet our goal for 100% of U.S. plastic packaging to be reused, recycled, or recovered by 2040. We’re making sustainable change to help build a cleaner, safer, more sustainable future for generations to come. 

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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