Council for Solid Waste Solutions

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

The Council for Solid Waste Solutions, was a Washington D.C.-based organization that was sponsored by plastics manufacturers. It claimed that its purpose is to promote recycling of plastics products. In reality, its mission was to promote public acceptance of plastic products, many of which cannot be economically recycled. The group is now defunct.

A biographical note for the group's former President, Donald B. Shea, describes the group as being "the plastics industry’s environmental task force" which later evolved into the American Plastics Council.[1]


  • The Solid Waste management Problem: No Single Source, No Single Solution, Council for Solid Waste Solutions, Washington D.C., 1989.


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  1. "2005-2006 Board of Directors Bios", American Society of Association Executives, accessed March 2008.

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