AptarGroup joins global effort to reuse plastics

Updated 1/18/2019 9:59 AM

CRYSTAL LAKE -- AptarGroup Inc. has signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and has joined forces with other businesses and governments committed to changing how we produce, use and reuse plastic.

The Global Commitment, through the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has mobilized over 250 signatories that are determined to start building a circular economy for plastic. Signatories of the Global Commitment include companies representing 20 percent of all plastic produced globally. Together they will work to eliminate plastic items that are not needed; innovate so that needed plastic is designed to be safely reused, recycled or composited; and circulate used plastic to keep it in the economy and out of the environment.

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"By signing the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, we further reinforce our pledge to reduce our environmental impact and support the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's vision for a circular economy," said Aptar President and CEO Stephan Tanda.

Aptar launched a Sustainable Materials Task Force to address customer, consumer and regulatory expectations for sustainable product offerings. The task force's fundamental objectives were to create a reliable network of sustainable material suppliers with the necessary technical and supply capabilities, and to establish a robust process with suppliers to validate sustainable materials and offer ready-to-use solutions.

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