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SWANA Signs U.S. Plastics Pact

Joins more than 70 other stakeholders to bring one voice to U.S. packaging 

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce its participation in the U.S. Plastics Pact, an agreement to work collectively towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics. The U.S. Plastics Pact brings together businesses, government entities, NGOs, researchers, and other stakeholders as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s network of Plastics Pacts around the world. The purpose is to collectively meet impactful goals by 2025 that stakeholders could not otherwise meet on their own.

David Biderman, SWANA’s Executive Director & CEO, states: “It is SWANA’s mission to support the advancement of the industry from solid waste management to resource management. The U.S. Plastics Pact is an important step in that direction. The ambitious targets set by the Pact, together with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s impending national recycling strategy and national recycling goals, will substantially improve recycling in the United States.”

SWANA, as a Founding Activator of the Pact, will work with other recycling stakeholders to transition from the current plastics system to a circular economy for plastics, maximizing the value of this material and avoiding its waste and pollution, as well as the associated negative environmental effects. This aligns with SWANA’s previous commitments as signatory to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency America Recycles Pledge.

SWANA understands the importance recycling has on the environment. SWANA continues to advocate for the solid waste and recycling industry and is considered a leading subject matter expert on recycling and materials recovery. SWANA pledges to work with members, local governments, and private sector partners to continue furthering the industry.

To learn more about the U.S. Plastics Pact, click here.

To learn more about SWANA and SWANA’s recycling initiatives, visit https://swana.org/initiatives/recycling.

About SWANA:

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For close to 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

Media Contact:

Sarah Beidleman, Marketing Coordinator
240-494-2238
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