Pregis® announces the expansion of its Inspyre™ product line with the new Inspyre™ Mailer, amplifying its contributions to help fight water insecurities in communities around the world. Inspyre™ packaging is a brand member of 1% for the Planet, with one percent of the product line’s sales funding Uzima, a charity that makes and distributes water filters that provide clean drinking water to people in need. The Inspyre mailer offers an efficient, lightweight, and sustainable way to ship non-fragile items and soft goods such as apparel, linens, in direct-to-consumer e-commerce applications. Made with a minimum of 30 percent recycled content, the new Inspyre poly mailer offers customers a unique packaging solution that contributes to sustainability goals and positive change.
Amcor today became the first global packaging company pledging to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025, directly addressing a major environmental issue with capability, scale and reach.
At the same time, the company committed to significantly increasing its use of recycled materials and driving consistently more recycling of packaging around the world.
“Our aspiration is to be the leading global packaging company,” said Ron Delia, Amcor’s chief executive officer. “That means winning on behalf of the environment, customers, consumers, shareholders and our people at the same time, in ways that differentiate Amcor and generate growth.”
The action joins Amcor with 10 leading brands and retail companies making the same 2025 commitment, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). Most of those companies are Amcor customers.
EMF estimates that the companies together influence more than six-million metric tons of plastic packaging each year.
Packaging is vital to assuring the safety and effectiveness of an extensive range of food, beverage, medical, pharmaceutical, household and personal-care products. It also significantly limits the enormous environmental implications from food and other product waste.
According to Mr. Delia, most of Amcor’s packaging today is developed to be recyclable and reusable, and is being designed to use less material in the first place.
Still, there is more that can be done to make packaging recyclable and reusable. Speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Rob Opsomer of EMF said that Amcor’s pledge is notable.
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