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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 (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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