There are still many obstacles to us achieving our environmental goals. We know that is the case. That is why we sincerely believe we can only make progress by working together – true to our motto: join the circular revolution!
Here at Greiner Packaging, we are doing everything we can to ensure a sustainable future – with our own circular economy and design for recycling departments, we create innovative packaging that makes a difference. And of course, we are committed to improving our environmental impact and expanding our use of renewables at our individual locations, too. But we also recognize that we cannot tackle global challenges on our own. That is why we work together with people and institutions to help forge an environmentally friendly future.
To be specific, this involves:
- Service partnerships (e.g. to develop digital watermarks for improved recycling)
- Material partnerships (ensuring reliable flows of sustainable materials)
- Collaborations with national and international organizations (e.g., Alliance to End Plastic Waste and Plastic Bank®)
Joining forces for strategic benefit
Strategic partnerships, research partnerships, and commitments to specific targets are also important to us. They enable us to tackle global challenges as part of a broader effort and to play our part in formulating solutions.
Learn more: endplasticwaste.org
Plastic refuse makes up an increasingly large share of the pollution in the world’s oceans. This is a problem in Asian countries in particular, due to a lack of effective waste management systems in these regions. China and Indonesia are the world’s biggest producers of plastic refuse, followed by the Philippines. An estimated 2 million metric tons of plastic end up in Philippine waters every year. Experts believe that the country’s Pasig River alone is responsible for introducing 63,700 metric tons of plastic into the ocean annually.
Grund genug für uns, uns zu engagieren. An der Plastic Bank begeistert uns vor allem der ganzheitliche Ansatz: Die Umwelt wird gesäubert und gleichzeitig Armut bekämpft. Menschen werden dafür bezahl, Plastik-Müll zu sammeln und zu sortieren. Dadurch ändert sich ihre Einstellung gegenüber dem Material Kunststoff. Es wird nicht länger als Abfall gesehen, sondern als wertvolle Ressource.
Interested in learning more about the partnership between Greiner Packaging and Plastic Bank? Click here to see our video on the opening of our first joint collection station in Manila.
Since November 2020, Greiner Packaging has been an official member of #ForumRezyklat. Having joined this international alliance, we are demonstrating our long-term commitment to efforts relating to the circular economy, working closely together with well-known brand manufacturers, packaging and recycling companies, as well as government ministries and other institutions. Greiner Packaging is actively involved in the forum’s four expert groups along with the other new members, such as Coca-Cola and German recycling organization Der Grüne Punkt. These groups focus on master data management, development and promotion of technologies and recyclability, development of further recycled material standards, and customer communication.
Legislation: staying a step ahead
Regulatory requirements are constantly changing when it comes to recycling, materials, taxes, license fees, and so on. For that reason, we remain in communication with the authorities, closely monitor regulatory trends, and regularly update our customers about these developments.
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