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ACC Statement on ABC News Live’s Take on Film Recycling

Jennifer Killinger

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2023) – The following statement responds to ABC News Live’s recent story on film recycling and may be attributed to Joshua Baca, vice president of plastics at the American Chemistry Council:

Joshua Baca, Vice President of Plastics
America’s plastic makers are investing billions of dollars in new recycling technologies and creating products that are more recyclable, durable and dependable. Our goal is to make the planet cleaner and healthier for generations to come. Our world will only get to a sustainable circular economy by collaborating and coming together to achieve the economies of scale necessary to convert what today is waste into new products. This cannot be accomplished unless we are willing to engage in open dialogue and listen to both concerns and solutions. ACC remains committed to providing real solutions that will reduce plastic waste.


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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