Berry Global Sponsors Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Project
– August 6, 2019 – Berry Global, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Pacific Northwest secondary sorting demonstration project. The project is a 60-day recycling demonstration managed by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) which involves installing a portable secondary sorting system where selected materials from four regional materials recovery facilities (MRFs) will be further sorted. This innovation will help capture the value of six additional streams of recyclables which would have otherwise become waste. Berry’s involvement with PLASTICS and other sustainability partners is part of the Company’s three part sustainability strategy, Impact 2025. The Company uses Impact 2025 to focus on three key areas as it relates to sustainability: products, performance, and partners. “At Berry, we believe strongly in the value of plastics. When post-consumer plastics are not recycled, that value is lost. Through this project, we plan to demonstrate the ability of a secondary MRF to capture the value of materials, like PP, that many existing MRFs may not have the capacity, throughput, or technology to sort. Projects such as this are critical as we work to ensure all of our products can be recycled and transition toward a more circular economy,” states Robert Flores, VP of Sustainability at Berry Global. In addition to its work with PLASTICS, Berry made an announcement in June to which they have become an official signatory of the Ellen MacArthur New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. As part of the Global Commitment, Berry has made a pledge for all their plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by the year 2025. Its hope is through programs like the secondary sorting project and parallel efforts to improve package recyclability, they will accelerate efforts towards a circular economy.
Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY), headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important,’ and proudly partners with its customers to provide them with value-added protective solutions that are increasingly light-weighted and easier to recycle or reuse. The Company is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative rigid, flexible, and nonwoven products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry, a Fortune 500 company, has over 48,000 employees and generated approximately $13 billion of sales in fiscal year 2018 on a combined pro forma basis from operations that span over 290 locations on six continents. For additional information, visit Berry’s website at berryglobal.com.
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