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Amcor pledges to make packaging range fully-recyclable by 2025

PKBR Staff Writer Published 24 January 2018

Packaging manufacturer Amcor has committed to make its entire range of packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.

The commitment is said to directly address major environmental issue with capability, scale and reach.

Amcor CEO Ron Delia said: “Our aspiration is to be the leading global packaging company.

“That 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.”

As part of this effort, the company plans to collaborate with customers, suppliers, governments and NGOs to develop and provide new eco-friendly packaging solutions.

Amcor collaborated with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), which focuses on creating create a ‘circular economy’, to make its commitment.

EMF Systemic Initiatives head Rob Opsomer said: “Amcor being the first global packaging company to commit to working toward 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 is an important milestone towards creating a circular economy for plastics.

“The company’s commitment and expertise will be instrumental in supporting the growing group of brands and retailers that have set similar targets for themselves.”

Amcor said it is the only packaging company among core partners to EMF and the foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative.

Last year, Amcor has unveiled a new report proposing ways to increase efforts to recover and recycle flexible plastic packaging in Asia, at the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) in Singapore.

Employing 35,000 people, Amcor is engaged in developing and producing packaging for a variety of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical-device, home- and personal-care and other products. 


Image: Amcor intends to make all recyclable packaging by 2025. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsfoto/Amcor.