Furthermore a sustainable chemical enterprise requires accurate information about the fate of waste to ensure cradle to grave environmental accountability: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/plastic-wars/
ACS believes advanced recycling techniques currently being developed will be an important part of a sustainable future. But we also must state the obvious: The plastics waste crisis cannot be addressed with recycling alone. We must reduce our use of single use plastics.
We believe legislation such as the Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act (H.R. 2051/ S. 999) and the Plastics Waste Reduction and Recycling Act (H.R. 7228) are important components of developing a truly circular and sustainable economy.
Moreover, we urge federal science agencies to include sustainability as a component of research decision making and project focus.
@cenmag sits as the juncture of research and business, their report “The Future of Plastic” discussing both the current status of plastics and the innovations just over the horizon. https://cen.acs.org/sections/discovery-reports/the-future-of-plastic.html
Our @ACSReactions video series has highlighted how one ubiquitous plastic, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), can be recycled.
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