With growing attention focused on a circular economy, Ameripen, the only organization exclusively focused on U.S. public policy for the entire packaging industry, has called for a collaborative effort to formulate a comprehensive U.S. strategy to achieve ambitious 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging goals in line with the global commitment spearheaded by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Ameripen and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation brought together more than 20 thought leaders from across the U.S. packaging value chain to discuss how to navigate the ever-changing packaging landscape and harness innovation and scale to achieve lasting improvements. This discussion explored what will be needed to create a Made-in-the-U.S. strategy to help brands, retailers and others seeking to achieve circular packaging goals.
As the vision of a circular economy grows, there is heightened focus on the manner in which packaging is formulated, reused, recycled and composted. Consumer interest is escalating, companies are setting measurable goals for packaging content and disposal, governments are advancing policies and interest groups are encouraging bold change.
Ameripen will continue the dialogue around needs and opportunities for collaborative solutions with plans to host further events throughout 2019.