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Amcor to make its packaging range fully-recyclable by 2025

In a statement, Amcor said it will collaborate with customers, suppliers, governments and NGOs in order to develop and provide new eco-friendly packaging solutions.


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January 24, 2018 by Canadian Plastics

Global packaging manufacturer Amcor has pledged to make its entire range of packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

The pledge joins Melbourne, Australia-based Amcor with 10 leading brands and retail companies making the same 2025 commitment, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). Most of those companies are Amcor customers.

The EMF’s core aim is to create a ‘circular economy’, in which plastics are consistently reused rather than disposed of in damaging ways. “Amcor being the first global packaging company to commit to working toward 100-percent recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 is an important milestone towards creating a circular economy for plastics,” Rob Opsomer, head of EMF’s Systemic Initiatives, said.

In a statement, Amcor said it will collaborate with customers, suppliers, governments and NGOs in order to develop and provide new eco-friendly packaging solutions.

“Our aspiration is to be the leading global packaging company, and this means winning on behalf of the environment, customers, consumers, shareholders and our people at the same time, in ways that differentiate Amcor and generate growth,” Amcor CEO Ron Delia said in the statement.