Avery Dennison joins US Plastics Pact

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has joined the US Plastics Pact, an organization that provides solutions that aim to drive change and create a path toward a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025.

The group seeks to achieve a sustainable future for plastics packaging

As part of the US Plastics Pact, members like Avery Dennison recognize that significant, systemwide change is imperative to realize a circular economy for plastics. As such, the US 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 US packaging through national initiatives and innovative 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.

'Together through the US Plastics Pact, we will ignite system change to accelerate progress toward a circular economy,' says Emily Tipaldo, executive director of the US Plastics Pact. 'The US 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.'

According to Avery Dennison, the company is committed to reaching its sustainability goals by the year 2030 to help pave the way to a more sustainable future. 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 US 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 US 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 US Plastics Pact’s “Roadmap to 2025” identifies key milestones and national solutions to achieving the US targets and realizing a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste.