Packaging giant Amcor has announced that it is joining the Alliance to End Plastic Waste at Executive Committee level.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is a non-profit organisation that brings together communities, startups, governments and companies throughout the plastics value chain to help end plastic waste in the environment.
As of March 2021, the Alliance has more than 57 member companies that support, through positive action, projects to build and scale solutions to end plastic waste in the environment
Amcor CEO Ron Delia said both Amcor and the Alliance share the belief that collaboration and collective action are critical to eliminating plastic waste, adding that Alliance membership also aligns with the company’s 2025 Sustainability Pledge to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.
“Amcor’s extensive innovation capabilities are delivering packaging designed to achieve the commitment to make all our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025,” Mr Delia said.
“But keeping waste out of the environment also requires collaboration across the global value chain for better waste management and recycling infrastructure, and to educate consumers.
“AEPW serves as a crucial forum for that collaborative effort across parties aligned on the need to deliver more sustainable outcomes.
“I am excited that Amcor is taking up this leadership role within the Alliance and we look forward to working with the other Alliance members to advance on our shared ambitions for responsible packaging.”
Jacob Duer, Alliance to End Plastic Waste’s Chief Executive, said, “The addition of Amcor to the Alliance’s Executive Committee strengthens our links to the packaging industry. Amcor’s expertise, as the world’s leading diversified packaging company, will bring new capabilities to the Alliance’s project portfolio and brings us closer towards achieving our vision of ending plastic waste in the environment.”