Partnerships to End Plastic Waste
Though our impact is large, we know we cannot achieve our goals alone. We invest in partnerships to extend our reach and capitalize on our joint initiatives. From agreements for circular resins and enhanced recycling infrastructure, to joining with industry allies for change, our investments which are far-reaching through the value chain.
Alliance to End Plastic Waste
In January 2019, we joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste as a founding member. The Alliance is a new organization, now comprised of 42 companies and has made an initial multi-billion-dollar commitment to invest in solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment. The focus of the Alliance is narrowed to four main areas: infrastructure development, innovation, education and engagement, and clean-up.
New Plastics Economy Global Commitment
Announced in June 2019, we are a proud signatory of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at its source. By signing the Global Commitment, we have pledged to:
- Take action to eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging
- 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable
- A target of 10% post-consumer recycled content across all plastic packaging used
- Take action to increase reusable packaging
Operation Clean Sweep
Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is an international program designed to prevent and help keep plastic litter materials out of the marine environment.
As an active member since 2012, we have pledged to prevent resin pellet, flake, and powder loss. The organization is a critical component to our Impact 2025 strategy, and is an important guide in many of our manufacturing facilities.
News & Insights
Berry Global and Mars, Incorporated Announce the Launch of Recycled Content Packaging
Together the companies are driving positive societal impact through new M&M’S®, SKITTLES®, and STARBURST® packaging with 15% recycled plastic.
Berry Global Receives Energy Project of the Year
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – September 21, 2022– Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) is pleased to announce its acceptance of the 2022 Energy Project of the Year - International from the Association of Energy Engineers for its milestone goal to eliminate 100 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity from its global operations.
Berry Builds Recycling Ecosystem to Provide Nonwovens Customers with Recycled Content
Berry Global announces the formation of a closed-loop recycling ecosystem to supply post-industrial recycled materials into the manufacturing of its Endura™ spunbond and meltblown nonwovens product line. Berry Global leverages its sustainability leadership, providing nonwovens customers with outlet for pre-consumer recycled plastic waste.
Berry Global Partners with Ingreendients® to Launch Haircare Product Line Made from Recycled Plastic
Berry has teamed up with Ingreendients to launch shampoo and conditioner bottles made from 100% recycled plastic. Ingreendients’ brand founder, Rajat Sharma, had a goal to be at the forefront of reducing the amount plastic waste from personal care products entering the landfill by repurposing existing plastic and not creating any new plastic.