If you've seen the films "Trashed" or "Bag It!", or read "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story" you may have questions about plastics; this site is intended to help provide answers.


Plastics makers hope the film, book, and other coverage of marine debris will help focus attention on the need for litter prevention, including increased efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover used plastics.

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closing the loopReduce, Reuse andRecycle

One of the best ways to keep litter out of the marine environment is to recycle what we can. Today, more plastics are recyclable than ever.

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Americans deserve to have confidence in the safety of plastics and other products based on modern chemistry.

We support legislation that would streamline the current chemicals management system and reflect advancements in science.

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Reduces Waste and Energy Use

Plastic food packaging helps reduce food waste and contamination, and in many cases, it prevents far more waste than it generates and creates less greenhouse gas emissions than alternatives.

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ACC’s Steve Russell Responses to "Bag-It!" and "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story"

"The film and book are welcome additions to the public discussion on how we can more responsibly use the materials we rely on every day… But we can't lose sight of why we use plastics in the first place."

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How About Them (Wrapped) Apples?  
Ever try to imagine life without packaging? This video provides a humorous look at a trip to the grocery store. .
How does plastics recycling help save energy? See video. .