The Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers partnered with Emmy Award-winning Peak Plastic Foundation to set the record straight on how petrochemical and packaging industries are overwhelming and overtaxing the recycling system.
Recycling reduces climate pollution and fossil fuel extraction, and is an important part of the solution to reduce plastic production and build toward a Zero Waste circular economy.
But we cannot recycle our way out of the plastics pollution crisis. AMBR is dedicated to improving recycling policies and infrastructure investments to rebuild credible, transparent recycling systems. Our efforts are focused on the following major elements.
It makes for a great the-sky-is-falling headline: plastics recycling is a myth!
As recyclers, we know all too well there are a myriad of challenges in plastic recycling, but these headlines likely make people wonder if recycling is working at all. We hear the question all the time: are my plastics really being recycled? We appreciate these questions because plastics recycling is complicated and has legitimate challenges. As trusted, community-based recyclers, we want to be fully transparent about what happens to your plastics, when plastics recycling can work, when it doesn’t, and why plastics recycling isn’t enough to solve our plastics problem.