Evansville-based Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, an initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to eliminate plastic pollution at its source.
Berry has pledged to eliminate unneeded plastic packaging, and has also been developing recyclable alternatives to take the place of non-recyclable packaging. The company has specifically committed to developing a recyclable alternative to its polystyrene product lines by 2020.
“At Berry, we stand behind the power of plastics and are placing a priority on creating a more sustainable future. We are innovating our products to encourage recyclability, use of recycled content, and lightweighting. In conjunction with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we are proud to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy,” said Tom Salmon, Berry Chairman and CEO.
Berry also will continue to transition to recyclable packaging material and will place a target of 10 percent post-consumer recycled content across all plastic packaging.