On this Earth Day, the U.S. business of chemistry is more committed than ever to protecting our planet. Did you know that efforts to preserve the environment—our air, water, land and climate—are made possible in large part thanks to the innovative products of chemistry?
America’s chemical makers create technologies that empower Americans and American businesses to improve energy efficiency while making our nation’s energy supplies go further than ever. In fact, nearly every energy-saving technology depends on innovations in chemistry.
Chemistry also helps keep the environment clean. And through Responsible Care® ACC members report and track their commitments to conserving and protecting our natural resources, using materials efficiently and wisely, and reducing waste.
This year, marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, ACC is reaffirming its commitments supporting protection of the environment, conserving materials and resources, reducing waste through reuse and recycling, and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants in the manufacture and distribution of products.
These commitments were set out in part in the industry-wide Sustainability Principles that ACC announced in 2018, alongside plans for addressing clean water, energy needs and global standards of living.
When it comes to plastics, ACC is deeply committed to ending waste in the environment, and has set goals to make all plastic packaging recyclable in the United States by 2030, and to reuse, recycle or recover all plastic packaging by 2040.
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