Amcor unveils three-pronged sustainability roadmap
Packaging company Amcor has unveiled its roadmap to achieve and accelerate its sustainability aspirations. It plans to apply a three-pronged approach to achieve its goal of making all of its packaging reusable or recyclable by 2025.
Amcor has invested in research and development to tackle the most significant technical and practical barriers to packaging. This approach looks to focus on sustainability-related issues such as reducing weight to decrease the product’s carbon impact. It also looks to produce packaging from multiple materials including paper and paperboard, aluminium and resins.
The second prong in the plan is to address issues of scale and infrastructure not directly controlled by the company but critical to achieving its goals. This includes expanding 5G networks and aligning the standards of waste management and recycling infrastructure worldwide. Amcor pledges to collaborate with experts in the public and private sectors to ensure that what can be recycled, is recycled.
The company will also continue to work with its customers to improve consumer understanding and participation in recycling and reuse. Company research has revealed consumer confusion regarding recycling labels, which impacts recycling rates. Through product innovation, Amcor is also increasing its use of PCR and post-industrial resin (PIR), which reduces the use of virgin plastic.
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