Avery Dennison joins plastics pact

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact.

The pact is an organization that aims to drive change and create a path toward a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025.

“Together through the U.S. Plastics Pact, we will ignite system change to accelerate progress toward a circular economy,” said Emily Tipaldo, Executive Director of the U.S. Plastics Pact.

“The U.S. Pact will mobilize system-wide change through support for upstream innovation and a coordinated national strategy. This unified framework will enable members to fast-track progress toward our ambitious 2025 sustainability goals. Our members’ full participation is vital to reaching our shared goals.”

The U.S. Pact is convening more than 110 businesses, retailers, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and research institutions across the plastics value chain to bring one voice to U.S. packaging through national initiatives and solutions for rethinking products, packaging, and business models.

“Joining the US. Plastics Pact offers us an opportunity to be at the forefront and drive advancements toward circularity, as well as use our deep technical expertise to work with other members to move our industry forward and make a difference,” said Jeroen Diderich, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials North America. 

Avery Dennison is committed to reaching its sustainability goals by the year 2030. The goals were developed based on the company’s existing commitment to waste diversion, enabling plastics circularity and providing products that contain recycled content. In signing the U.S. Plastics Pact, Avery Dennison will gain more insights into the market, driving innovations designed to reduce the environmental impact of its products and operations.

Achieving this vision will require new levels of accountability from all facets of the plastics supply chain. The U.S. Plastics Pact emphasizes measurable change and as such Avery Dennison is committed to transparent, annual reporting which will be used to document annual progress.

The U.S. Plastics Pact’s “Roadmap to 2025” identifies key milestones and national solutions to achieving the U.S. targets and realizing a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste.