The U.S. Plastics Pact Roadmap is helping realize meaningful, targeted outcomes for a circular economy for plastic packaging. By unifying stakeholders across the entire plastics value chain to rethink the way we design, use, and reuse plastics, we are ultimately reducing plastic waste in our environment and creating a circular economy for plastics.
Addressing Key Challenges
Disaggregated U.S. infrastructure and the global COVID-19 pandemic have put immense strain on the plastics packaging value chain. The U.S. Plastics Pact Roadmap illustrates how the U.S. Pact and its signatories, known as Activators, will approach each of its four 2025 targets through specific actions, responsibilities, and interim timeframes in order to realize meaningful, targeted outcomes for a circular economy for plastic packaging.
The U.S. Pact is aligned on four 2025 targets to address plastic waste at its source:
Define a list of packaging that is problematic or unnecessary by 2021 and take measures to eliminate the items on the list by 2025.
100% of plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
Undertake ambitious actions to effectively recycle or compost 50% of plastic packaging by 2025.
Achieve an average of 30% recycled content or responsibly sourced, bio-based content by 2025.