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New Study by Stagwell’s The Harris Poll Reveals New Yorkers Favor Molecular Recycling As Solution to Waste Crisis

New Study by Stagwell’s The Harris Poll Reveals New Yorkers Favor Molecular Recycling As Solution to Waste Crisis

Published 05-10-24

Submitted by Eastman

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KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 10, 2024 /CSRwire/ - A recent survey conducted by Stagwell’s The Harris Poll shows that while the waste crisis is a top-tier environmental concern for New Yorkers, they don’t see a plastic ban as a viable solution. Molecular recycling is an innovative recycling method that allows consumers to keep their essential plastic products, and 78% of New Yorkers say it is a positive solution to the plastic waste crisis.

The study, which surveyed 1,092 New Yorkers across different political parties and demographics, found that around 60% of respondents believe molecular recycling would alleviate the burden of recycling and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle. Read the full press release here.

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About Eastman in the circular economy: In 2019, Eastman became the first company to begin commercial-scale chemical recycling for a broad set of waste plastics that would otherwise be landfilled or, worse, wind up in the environment. Eastman's molecular recycling technologies can process waste plastics traditional mechanical recycling methods cannot—including polyesters, polypropylene, polyethylene, and polystyrene—derived from a variety of sources, including single-use plastics, textiles, and carpet. These technologies provide a true circular solution of endless recycling for materials, allowing them to be reused repeatedly.

To learn more about how we’re working to make a more circular economy visit

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