Plastic Makers Take Action

As producers of products that find their way into the marine environment, plastic makers are working with government officials, retailers, anti-litter groups and consumers to devise solutions to prevent marine debris.

Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations
for Solutions on Marine Litter

Learn more about the Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, a public commitment by the global plastics industry to tackle plastic in the marine environment.

Plastic makers are:

  • Helping develop new and innovative recycling programs nationwide.
  • Promoting industry-wide practices to contain plastic pellets.
  • Partnering with governments and conservationists to encourage recycling and discourage litter.
  • Working to educate children on the link between litter and marine health.
  • Working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to advance scientific understanding of marine debris.
  • Continuing to innovate and develop smaller, lighter packaging.

Taken together, these actions reflect a Reduce-Reuse-Recycle philosophy to managing waste and conserving resources.

The Plastics Division is a founding member of the World Plastics Council (WPC), an organization comprised of executives from leading companies that produce plastic resin. The WPC provides a platform for member companies to efficiently address common issues, and to have a common voice on issues with global reach.

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