Plant Based Products Council Applauds Efforts to Advance United States Recycling and Composting Infrastructure
July 11, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s legislative hearing on June 30 entitled “No Time to Waste: Solutions for America’s Broken Recycling System,” Plant Based Products Council Executive Director Jessica Bowman issued the following statement:
“Modernizing America’s waste management infrastructure is a key component in the shift towards a more circular economy that includes the use of renewable, plant-based products. Without efforts to improve our recycling and composting systems, the United States cannot realize the full economic and environmental benefits the biobased industry has to offer, which already contributes over $470 billion of value to our economy and supports 4.6 million jobs. On behalf of the Plant Based Products Council, I commend the Committee for investing time and resources in finding workable infrastructure solutions and urge all policymakers to consider policy measures that advance our bioeconomy.”
PBPC is an association of like-minded organizations who are advocating for a shift toward a more circular bioeconomy through greater adoption of renewable, plant-based materials supported by appropriate end-of-life infrastructure. We educate stakeholders and advocate for programs and policies that will support growth of the plant-based products industry, helping to harness its environmental and economic potential to deliver a more sustainable future. Learn more at www.pbpc.com.