• October 31, 2020
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ACC: Plastic Waste Study in “Science Advances” Provides Incomplete Picture


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A new study, “The United States’ contribution of plastic waste to land and ocean,” published today in the journal Science Advances examines various treatment categories of plastic waste domestically and around the world. The American Chemistry Council responded with the following statement, which may be attributed to Joshua Baca, ACC’s vice president of plastics:

“Plastic waste in our environment is not acceptable, and America’s plastic makers are working to quickly advance responsible solutions to address this issue. We agree with the study’s authors that any litter or mismanaged waste in the environment is too much. Unfortunately, the study does not mention that U.S. exports of plastic waste have declined dramatically – nearly 70% – since their peak in 2016. The fact is, U.S. exports of mixed plastic waste will be forbidden to many countries under the Basel Convention as of January 1, 2021.

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