Plastics companies are key to solving our plastics problem. We spoke with Stefan Grafenhorst, Head of Sustainability at Greiner, to find out more about the path toward making plastic a sustainable material.
With plastics companies being somewhat critical players when it comes to solving our plastics problem, so it’s great to see them beginning to commit to circularity. Greiner, an Austria-based private maker of plastics and foams, is one of the latest to drive a stake in the ground on circularity in plastic. While you may not have heard of them, they make CPG packaging ranging from cups to ketchup bottles, medical devices and seat cushions for airlines, so chances are high that you’ve used one of their products.
In 2015, Greiner launched its sustainability strategy, Plastics for Life; and this year, the company issued its first sustainability report. It includes 2030 targets to introduce an internal carbon pricing system by 2020; ensure all plastic packaging manufactured is suitable for recycling, reuse or composting by 2025; eliminate superfluous packaging; and ensure that by 2025, a considerable portion of recycled material goes into its products. The company has signed onto the Ellen MacArthur Foundation‘s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to establish a circular economy for plastic packaging. (…)
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