The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Plastics Division announces the 2023 leadership team for its Operating Committee (PDOC). The PDOC leadership team will serve in their positions from Jan. 1, 2023 through Dec. 31, 2023, and will consist of:

  • Chair: Dave Andrew, ExxonMobil Product Solutions
  • Vice Chair: Palmer Giddings, LyondellBasell
  • Immediate Past Chair: Christine Bryant, Covestro
  • Membership & Finance Committee Chair: Jay Bickett, Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Value Chain Committee Chair: Eric Hartz, Nexus Circular

ACC’s Plastics Division will remain laser-focused on helping its members scale up and accelerate a circular economy for plastics. “America’s plastic makers are doubling down on investments to capture and remake used plastic into new plastics, and our advocacy will remain focused on creating the policy environment needed to fight climate change, increase sustainability, and build a more sustainable future through the benefits of plastics,” said Joshua Baca, ACC’s vice president of plastics.

Recent examples include promoting Congressional enactment of our Five Actions for Sustainable Change and seeing five additional states pass laws to classify advanced recycling as manufacturing, bringing the total number of states to 20. “As demand for recycled plastic continues to grow, we must work together to modernize the recycling system so that more plastic materials can be collected, sorted and recycled through mechanical and advanced recycling technologies, especially materials such as films and wraps that aren’t easily recycled today. This will require improving access to recycling programs in all communities, progressive and efficient policy, and investment in new technologies such as advanced recycling.” said ExxonMobil’s Dave Andrew, the 2023 PDOC chair. “I look forward to guiding ACC’s Plastics Division’s advocacy priorities to help usher in a new era of improved circularity and even more sustainable innovation for the industry.”

ACC’s Plastics Division is incredibly grateful to the 2022 PDOC leadership team for the valuable role they had in guiding the Division’s priorities for the year. Particularly, Christine Bryant from Covestro who departs her role as chair after raising the bar to an unparalleled level.

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