Plastics Industry Association's new campaign promotes U.S. recycling efforts
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has launched a new advocacy campaign called Recycling is Real. The campaign is dedicated to promoting and defending plastic recycling in the U.S. The campaign will provide content to help elected officials and policymakers understand that recycling is a vital link in the sustainability and circularity chain, enabling them to make more well-informed decisions about recycling resources for their constituents.
The campaign has also been created in an effort to put an end to false narratives claiming that recycling doesn't happen or is a myth. PLASTICS says that anti-recycling organizations have created a coordinated campaign against plastic recycling in an effort to advance their anti-plastics agenda.
"Plastic recycling is very real, and it happens every single day across America," said PLASTICS' President and CEO Matt Seaholm. "The Recycling is Real campaign allows both the public and lawmakers to see for themselves the extraordinary role recycling plays in the circular economy, making it undeniable that recycling is not only effective but is a feasible and economical way to achieve our shared sustainability goals."
PLASTICS looks to continue supporting sustainability efforts and ensuring plastic material remains in our circular economy and out of the environment. Recycling is an integral part of achieving this goal. The industry knows America needs to recycle more.
Recycling is Real aims to show how recycling happens, where it happens, and introduce the people who make it happen. This initial launch will spotlight recycling efforts taking place at Ultra-Poly, Placon, Novolex, and MAAG.