Dr Ron Cotterman, vice president of sustainability innovation and strategy at Sealed Air will join the group’s executive advisory board.
Sealed Air is a global provider of packaging solutions. A critical challenge facing the packaging industry is demonstrating the circularity of materials that are complex and difficult to recycle. The company said it is investing in circularity, including advanced recycling technologies to collect, sort, and recycle packaging materials. It is also advocating for the infrastructure to enable these technologies.
Sealed Air has pledged to advance or design 100% of its solutions to be recyclable or reusable by 2025 and have those solutions contain on average 50% recycled or renewable content.
The company aid it will leverage Cyclyx’ customized takeback programs to increase material recovery and other innovations, allowing for higher amounts of recycled content in its products in the future.
“By joining the Cyclyx consortium, we are building on our goals to innovate solutions and create a better circular economy for the essential plastics our society relies on every day,” said Cotterman.
“We know this cannot be accomplished alone, and are proud to join this consortium that brings together key stakeholders to collaborate for better circular economy solutions.”
Joe Vaillancourt, CEO of Cyclyx, said, “Sealed Air’s commitment to advancing a circular economy for plastic and dedication to helping its customers to lower their carbon footprints are in line with the mission of everything that Cyclyx is trying to do. Their membership will be a great addition in our effort to help drive the recycling rate of plastic from 10% to 90%.”
Cyclyx is a post-use plastic feedstock supply chain consortium working with industry participants to develop recycling solutions for all types of post-use plastics.
Cyclyx was founded by chemical recycling company Agilyx Corporation, together with ExxonMobil Chemical Company, one of the largest chemical companies in the world.