media release

Date: December 4, 2020
Contact: Courtney Karr, Director of Marketing and Education, +913.345.1005


Plastics Industry Highly Supportive of EPA’s National Recycling Strategy, Say Association Leaders

Today, the members of the Plastic Association Leaders Group issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s request for input on their proposed national recycling strategy:

“The recent recycling goal announced by the EPA that calls for an increase in the national recycling rate to 50% by 2030 (“50 by 30”) will promote collaboration and partnership with government, materials manufacturers, brands, non-profits, and NGOs. Collaboration is the key to advancing a more circular and sustainable system for plastics and keeping them out of the environment where they don’t belong.”

“We applaud the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking up this process to establish a national recycling strategy for the 21st century to ensure more recyclable materials are collected, processed, and manufactured into new products.”

“Our industry looks forward to being a valued partner and lending our expertise to support this ambitious goal.”

The Plastic Association Leaders Group (PAL) is a coalition of Association Leaders providing the Plastics Industry with the tools and knowledge to continuously improve its image, outreach, and growth through collaboration, education, and advocacy.

Plastics Industry Association
American Chemistry Council, Plastics Division
Vinyl Institute
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
Resilient Floor Covering Institute
Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
Plastics Pipe Institute
International Association of Plastics Distribution
American Composites Manufacturers Association
Unibell PVC Pipe Association
Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association
Vinyl Siding Institute