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26.02.2019, 13:28

Ending Plastic Waste

Company News, Commercial & Manufacturing Facilities, Americas, Environmental Management

Cryovac and Bubble Wrap protective packaging manufacturer Sealed Air Corporation has joined The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a new global organisation whose members have pledged US $1.5 billion towards ending plastic waste.

 

Explaining the decision, Ted Doheny, Sealed Air President and CEO, said:

"The Alliance brings together key members across the value chain, from materials suppliers to waste management companies, to jointly develop solutions that minimize and manage plastic waste, as well as promote means to use waste plastics in a circular economy."

 

"Our increased investments in innovation, including collaborations with partners such as the Alliance will help us accelerate progress toward our 2025 sustainability goals."

 

Jim Fitterling, CEO of Alliance member company, Dow, added:

"Keeping our environment free of waste is important to the future of our planet.

 

"Working with companies like Sealed Air allows the Alliance to accelerate efforts and take decisive action to put an end to plastic waste in the environment."

 

Earlier this year, Sealed Air launched its 2025 Sustainability and Plastics Pledge which commits the company to delivering 100 per cent recyclable or re-usable packaging and reducing non-recyclable content in its products by 50 per cent.  

 

 

About the Alliance to End Plastic Waste

The Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation that is partnering with the finance community, government and civil society (including environmental and economic development NGOs). We are working to make the dream of a world without plastic waste a reality. We have a strong team composed of the world’s top minds from across the entire plastics value chain — chemical and plastic manufacturers, consumer goods companies, retailers, converters, and waste management companies. Visit https://endplasticwaste.org for additional information.

 

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