Resource Type: Factsheets

  • Our Ambition: Eliminate Plastic Pollution

  • Analysis of Plastic Additives Reports

  • Microplastics: Common Questions & Research Underway

  • Cleaning Up Plastic Pollution: What Works?

  • ICCA Plastic Additives Database

  • Designing for Circularity

    DESIGNING FOR CIRCULARITY A global agreement can foster the use of plastic products and packaging that are designed to be reused and remade into new products. This helps eliminate plastic waste and conserves our natural resources. Circularity = using plastics (or any resource) more efficiently by In other words, we keep the molecules in play […] Read more

  • The Role Additives Play in Plastics

    ADDITIVES IN PLASTICS & A CIRCULAR ECONOMY A well-crafted global agreement would accelerate a circular economy for plastics – and support the safe, transparent use of chemical additives. The role additives play in plastics Plastic makers typically convert raw materials (monomers) into polymers, which are chains of molecules, by applying heat and pressure in the […] Read more

  • Chemical Recycling Technologies

    CHEMICAL RECYCLINGTECHNOLOGIES FOR PLASTICS Chemical recycling technologies have the potential to dramatically increase the types and amount of plastics that can be recycled. Mechanical and Chemical Recycling Today, most plastics recycling is done mechanically. Mechanical re-processors use heat and pressure to return used plastics to their solid form (typically small pellets). This process involves a […] Read more

  • Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics

    Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics Helps Achieve Sustainable Development Goals Creating a circular economy for plastics — in which plastics are sustainably produced, designed, used, reused and recycled — will help achieve important sustainable development goals (SDGs). Plastics (and other materials) should be kept in use for as long as feasible and then recycled […] Read more

  • The Plastics Recycling Chain

    THE PLASTICS RECYCLING CHAIN Plastics recycling = recovering used plastic products and packaging at the end of their useful life and reprocessing the material for use in new products and packaging. Recycling plastics to make new products — rather than using fossil resources — conserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, contributes to […] Read more