2021-12-02 – The U.S. Plastics Pact’s National Strategy
The U.S Plastics Pact’s National Strategy
The U.S. Plastics Pact‘s National Strategy, which is part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network and is led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has released a nationwide strategy to ensure that all plastic packaging is entirely reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
Nearly 100 companies, startups, research organizations, and nongovernmental groups from across the plastics packaging value chain, as well as state and local governments, have endorsed the “Roadmap to 2025” approach.
More than 60 “Activators” have joined the US Plastics Pact as of today, representing every element of the supply and plastics production chain, including for-profit enterprises, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Participating corporate Activators include The Clorox Company, Closed Loop Partners, The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Danone North America, Eastman, Henkel Corporation, Kimberly-Clark, L’Oréal USA, Mars, Inc; Molson Coors, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, Soul Buffalo, Target, TerraCycle, Unilever US and Walmart.
Roadmap to 2025
|Activators who join the US Plastics Pact commit to collaborate to achieve four goals:|
|1. Define a list of packaging to be designated as problematic or unnecessary by 2021 and take measures to eliminate them by 2025.||2. By 2025, all plastic packaging is 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable.|
|3. By 2025, undertake ambitious actions to effectively recycle or compost 50% of plastic packaging.||4. By 2025, the average recycled content or responsibly sourced bio-based content in plastic packaging is at 30%.|
Conclusion of The U.S. Plastics Pact’s National Strategy
Roadmap is assisting in the achievement of meaningful, targeted outcomes for a circular economy for plastic packaging in the United States. We can reduce plastic waste in our environment and create a circular economy for plastics by uniting stakeholders throughout the whole plastics value chain to rethink the way we design, use, and reuse plastics.
Results of measurable change in each of the target areas and transparent reporting are key outcomes of the US Plastics Pact. Progress of the US Pact will be tracked through WWF’s ReSource: Plastic Footprint Tracker, which provides a standard methodology to track companies’ plastic footprints and publicly report on their plastic waste commitments each year. The report will be made publicly available each year.