TLMI has become a signatory of the US Plastics Pact (US Pact), a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the global Ellen MacArthur Foundation Plastics Pact Network.
The US Pact brings together businesses, government entities, not-for-profit organizations and other stakeholders who are working collectively toward the common vision of a circular economy for plastics, as outlined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy. Through the collaboration of its stakeholders, the US Pact’s vision is to ensure that plastics never become waste by eliminating the plastics we do not need, innovating to ensure that the plastics we do need are reusable, recyclable, or compostable, and circulating the plastic items we use to keep them in the economy and out of the environment. The US Pact delivers a step change toward a circular economy, enabling companies and governments to work together in meeting impactful goals by 2025.
As a signatory, TLMI will be active in working with the US Pact’s members in jointly delivering a roadmap to reach established targets through collaborative, action-oriented workstreams that tackle key barriers in the plastics life cycle process. The US Pact is part of a network of Plastics Pacts around the world that share a common central vision: to change the way that plastics are designed, used, and reused to transition to a circular economy where plastics never become waste. The Plastics Pact network builds a unique platform to exchange information and best practices across regions in order to accelerate the transition to an eventual circular economy for plastics.
TLMI vice president of sustainability, Rosalyn Bandy, commented: 'I am so proud to support the work of the US Plastics Pact. As a non-profit, TLMI will be in a support role, and we are able to participate in the US Pact’s working groups. The work will help to hold brands and designers of packaging accountable to redesign their packaging and to ensure that their products meet the goals set forth in the US Pact, so that by 2025 100 percent of consumer plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable. I hope that other members of the label community will join TLMI in supporting this important initiative.'