Based in Singapore, the alliance has more than 50 member companies, supporters and allies along the entire plastics value chain who aim to use a joint, proactive approach to tackle the problem of plastic waste – especially in cities around the globe.
In joining the alliance, Austrian-headquartered Greiner Packaging said it pledges to invest in effective waste management, further the development of the related processes, and integrate them into recycling systems, new technologies, and projects.
This approach will, in turn, make it possible to recover resources for a circular economy from plastic waste. The company said it has already been placing a focus on these efforts for some time and is driving them forward with its own circular economy strategy.
As a new member company of the alliance, Greiner Packaging is now committing to supporting it by contributing resources, expertise, and investment. The aim of the actions is to promote the topics of infrastructure, innovation, and waste disposal and achieve the partners’ shared vision of cities free of plastic waste.
“Sustainability is central to who we are as a business. Greiner Packaging has been driving innovation in sustainable packaging through initiatives to design for recycling, reduce plastic use, and adopt alternative materials,” Manfred Stanek, CEO of Greiner Packaging, said.
“We are confident that our new partnership with the alliance will help us to bring these efforts to greater heights and make a difference to the future of packaging. As a packaging company, Greiner Packaging is aware of its responsibility toward nature and society. The pollution of cities and oceans is considered one of the greatest challenges we face in terms of preserving the Earth for future generations. With its partners, the company sets ambitious goals and does everything it can to achieve them.”
Jacob Duer, president and CEO of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, said, “This addition expands our global footprint and is set to bring us closer to our 2025 vision to divert millions of tons of plastic waste in more than 100 at-risk cities across the globe, improve livelihoods for millions, and contribute to a circular economy.”