Ineos Styrolution joins U.S. Plastics Pact

Article by Amanda Jasi

STYRENICS supplier Ineos Styrolution has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative initiative helping to move towards a circular plastics economy in the US, by 2025.

Led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund, U.S. Plastics Pact unifies diverse public-private stakeholders across the plastics value chain to rethink the design, use, and reuse of plastics.

Emily Tipaldo, Executive Director of the U.S. Plastics Pact, has previously said: “The U.S. Plastics Pact will mobilise 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. Members’ full participation will be vital to reaching our shared goals.”

Ricardo Cuetos, VP of Americas Standard Products at Ineos Styrolution America, commented: “It is paramount that we see innovative advancements in sustainability and a circular economy of plastics brought into a global reality.”

U.S. Plastics Pact was launched in August 2020 as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact network, which connects national and regional initiatives around the world seeking to help achieve a circular economy for plastics. The initiative has more than 90 collaborators, including brands, retailers, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations. Organisations involved include Coca-Cola, Henkel, Nestlé, Ocean Conservancy, and Unilever.

Other circular plastics economy initiatives include Circular Plastics Alliance, an EU-wide movement to increase recycling and the EU’s uptake of recycled plastics by 2025. In September 2019, the Circular Plastics Alliance gained more than 100 partners.

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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