Following up on their meeting and joint declaration on plastics and marine debris back in March, global plastics industry leaders met again in Dubai this week. According to a news release put out by the American Chemistry Council's Plastics Division and PlasticsEurope, the group identified 100 projects in 32 countries that are aimed at addressing the issue. The group is inviting assistance from other stakeholders. "The global plastics industry is determined to do its part and to play a constructive role in building new partnerships to create solutions to the issue of marine litter," PlasticsEurope Executive Director Wilfried Haensel said in the release. "Plastics makers from around the globe agree that our products don't belong in world's oceans," said Steve Russell, vice president of plastics for the American Chemistry Council. "And, plastics are valuable resources even after use. We look forward to doing our part and working with partners to implement solutions that keep more valuable plastics in productive use through improved stewardship and expanded infrastructure to grow recycling and energy recovery." The group's activities are highlighted at www.marinelittersolutions.org.
Plastics associations meet again on marine litter
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