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March 10, 2021updated 25 Oct 2021 11:09am

Amcor joins Alliance to End Plastic Waste at executive level

Australia-based packaging company Amcor has announced that it is to join non-profit organisation Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) at an executive committee level.

Australia-based packaging company Amcor has announced that it is to join non-profit organisation Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) at an executive committee level.

Joining AEPW is the company’s latest action on waste management and recycling infrastructure, and is in line with its Sustainability Pledge to make all its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Amcor CEO Ron Delia said: “Amcor’s extensive innovation capabilities are delivering packaging designed to achieve the commitment to make all our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. 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 AEPW. We look forward to working with the other members to advance on our shared ambitions for responsible packaging.”.

AEPW chief executive Jacob Duer said: “The addition of Amcor to AEPW’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 AEPW’s project portfolio and brings us closer towards achieving our vision of ending plastic waste in the environment.”

This month, Amcor partnered with US-based management consulting firm McKinsey & Company (McKinsey) to develop recycling and waste management solutions for use in Latin America. The company is also a member of ReSource: Plastic, an activation hub founded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and it has global partnerships with Ocean Conservancy and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative.

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AEPW, which currently has 57 member companies, is partnering with governments, NGOs and communities around the world to tackle the issue of plastic waste through various actions and projects.

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