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Expediting Circularity through U.S. Plastics Pact

Plastic pollution is a global crisis. To confront this emergency in the U.S., industry leaders recognized that individual action would not be enough; transformative, systemwide change is required to establish a path toward a circular economy for plastic. Founded as a solutions-driven consortium by The Partnership and the World Wildlife Fund and launched as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact network, the U.S. Plastics Pact (U.S. Pact) unites diverse public and private stakeholders across the plastics value chain to rethink the way we design, use, and reuse plastics.

Since August 2021, the U.S. Pact has identified four ambitious 2025 targets, published a baseline report, and created a list of packaging that is problematic or unnecessary, aiming to eliminate such items by 2025. Already, more than 66% of the U.S. Pact’s more than 100 Activators are taking action to eliminate these plastics.

As it looks toward its three remaining 2025 targets, the U.S. Pact is achieving its vision of a world in which plastic is kept in the economy and out of the environment.

See more stories of how The Recycling Partnership is solving with brands and retailers in the 2022 Impact Report.

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