It's often stated paradoxically that the more things change, the more they stay the same, a truism that senior reporter Clare Goldsberry alludes to in this article.
It’s not hard to pinpoint the trends and issues that will impact the plastics industry in 2019—in many cases, they will be the same challenges that the industry has faced for the past two decades. While plastics usage in durable goods isn’t so much a focus of those wanting to rid the world of plastic waste, packaging and water bottles will be under increased pressure thanks to a harsher light being thrown on plastics in the marine environment.
Goldsberry then cites the Washington, D.C.-based American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Plastics Division three goals it says “crystallize U.S. plastics producers’ commitment to recycle or recover all plastic packaging used in the United States by 2040.”
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