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Austin joins pact to reduce plastic waste

Thursday, August 27, 2020 by Tai Moses

Austin Resource Recovery has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative global initiative aimed at raising awareness about plastic pollution led by the Recycling Partnership and the World Wildlife Fund. According to the press release, the U.S. Plastics Pact “brings together organizations and business across the country including plastic packaging producers, brands, retailers, recyclers, waste management companies, policymakers, and other stakeholders, known as Activators, to work collectively toward scalable solutions tailored to the unique needs and challenges within the U.S landscape, through vital knowledge sharing and coordinated action.” Said Austin Resource Recovery Director Ken Snipes, “By joining this effort, we can reimagine what a future looks like with a thriving circular economy. The city of Austin has a goal of reaching zero waste by 2040 and joining efforts like the U.S. Plastics Pact allows us to take one step closer towards that goal.” Erin Simon of the World Wildlife Fund added, “Plastic pollution is a global crisis that needs local solutions, and the United States is one of biggest opportunities where regional interventions can result in transformative change around the world.”

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