Vol. 22 No. 18 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry For More Than Two Decades ®
August 31, 2020
Consumers Push Back Against Overpackaging
FLAG Plans Virtual Summit
FLAG (Flexo LabelAdvantage Group LLC) will feature five presenters at its upcoming Virtual Summit, scheduled from October 27-29. The speaker lineup includes: Alex Chausovsky, director, Speaking Ser- vices at ITR Economics; Curt Stein- horst, best-selling author on ways to reduce distractions and improve com- munications in the workplace; Brian Van der Water, Lean Expert, SPL Con- sulting, Inc; and Paul Reilly, Partner, New Direction Partners. In addition to these educational sessions, the sum- mit will also include three technical panels that will cover ISO, Pre-press and HR challenges during a pandem- ic. Building personal relationships through Round Table sessions has always been a highlight at in-person FLAG Annual Meetings; consequently, there will be an opportunity to join three of them during the Virtual Sum- mit.The event will conclude with a vir- tual reception and awards ceremony. FLAG will launch a peer group dedi- cated to discussing the challenges and opportunities of “next generation”.
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T he Covid-19 pandemic has changed the ways in which consum- ers shop to an unprecedented degree.With shoppers having so many additional considerations (and stresses) to deal with thanks to the virus, one might think a commitment to the environment would be an unfortunate fatality.Yet, studies show that consumers remain very serious about sustainability and the environment. Despite the myriad concerns consumers face during the pan-
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demic, almost a quarter — 23 percent — are more likely to buy online if items are delivered with less packaging or more sustainable packaging, and 21 percent are more likely to buy online if their products arrive in more recyclable packaging, according to recent figures. DS Smith, a sustainable packaging provider that has recorded an immense uptick in e-commerce since the beginning of the pandemic, has launched its Circular Design Principles , citing company research that shows better packaging design could save the industry $46 billion a year in logistics costs globally. The shift by consumers to a much higher reliance on
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Registration Opens For Labelexpo South China Tarsus Group, the organizer of Labelexpo Global Series, has opened visitor registration for its first La- belexpo South China in Shenzhen, set to take place in December 2020 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center. Labelexpo South China 2020, scheduled to start on December 8-10, will occupy 108,000 square feet of floor space at the venue, and builds on Labelexpo Asia 2019 in Shanghai, which re- corded its largest edition to date and an 18 percent in- crease in visitor numbers.The inaugural show offers a platform for 150 participating exhibitors, who will be showcasing the latest label and package printing ma- chinery, smart technology, materials and components. In addition, the show will focus on the fast-growing areas of the market in a number of feature areas, in- cluding Brand Print South China 2020 aimed at print- ers of all types of signage, promotional materials and collateral for brands.Visitors will be able to source spe- cialized machinery, software and materials from lead- ing manufacturers to grow their businesses. “The timing of Labelexpo South China 2020 in De- cember is extremely significant; the show will be a vi- tal catalyst for the entire label, packaging and commer- cial print industry in the region as we move into the
post Covid-19 recovery phase,” commented Kevin Liu, Event Director for Labelexpo South China 2020. PMMI Awards $16,000 In Packaging Scholarships Four students each received $4,000 from the PMMI Scholarship in Memorial of Claude S. Breeden, Glenn Davis and Art Schaefer, according to PMMI,The Associ- ation for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 at a two-year PMMI Education Partner school, industry involvement and plans for a career in packaging and processing machin- ery manufacturing to qualify. The winners of the 2020 PMMI Scholarship in Memo- rial of Claude S. Breeden, Glenn Davis and Art Schaefer are: Will Martin, Kirkwood Community College, Ad- vanced Welding Technologies; Marcus Reed, Central Community College, Mechatronics; Caitlin Segger, Lo- rain County Community College, MEMS, Mechatronics Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science; and Sarah Windisch, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Packaging With a commitment to developing future leaders in the industry, the PMMI Foundation has awarded aca- demic scholarships each year to students enrolled in PMMI Education Partner programs since 1998.
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Overpackaging (Cont’d from Page 1) e-commerce has brought further attention to another area in which the supply chain has been struggling: Overpackaging. DS Smith research found that on aver- age,as an example,empty space ranged from 18 percent for clothing and footwear to 64 percent for glassware. New research reveals that consumers are carefully considering company sustainability practices before purchasing, especially when it comes to wasted space or overpackaging. Nearly all consumers (93 percent) reported they have received packages with wasted space, and nearly three-fourths (73 percent) have received packages that were twice the size or more needed. More than half (54 percent) of consumers re- ported that they would think twice before ordering again from a company that had excessive space in their packaging. Promoting The Circular Economy DS Smith developed the Circular Design Principles in collaboration with the non-profit Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a global organization that promotes a cir- cular economy to reduce consumption, waste and pol- lution by keeping products in use.The new program will reportedly help guide companies in designing re- use and recyclability into packaging.DS Smith recently marked its first successful year of collaboration with the Foundation, and in its second year will be working on a series of activities to further its circular econo- my agenda including innovation and circular design projects, training and development of its teams and engagement in its communities. The elimination of empty space in packaging, accord- ing to a survey of executives by Forbes Insights and DS Smith, can produce considerable benefits for business- es that ship goods, from scoring significant savings to gaining an advantage over its competition — all while reducing its environmental impact. About 60 percent of those surveyed estimate more than a quarter of their e-commerce packaging is emp- ty space, from misshapen delivery boxes to partially filled international shipping containers. “Sustainability is at the core of every business deci- sion we make, and the issue of wasted space has been a pain point for many years and a key reason we de- veloped our Circular Design Principles,” said Mark Ushpol, Managing Director of Packaging at DS Smith. “We see design as one of the essential elements of the circular economy and look at packaging through the lens of imagining not only the impact of design on the end user, but also the impact that design has across all stakeholders, from creation of the product to its final destination,”Ushpol said.
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Bingham Flexo Services Launches New Website
Comexi CTec Launches Prepress Service
Bingham Flexo Services has launched its newly re- designed website at www.binghamflexoservices.com. The updated site reportedly features a streamlined and modern design, improved functionality, and easier ac- cess to essential information. BFS’s new website will be updated on a regular basis with news of product launches, industry changes, and corporate milestones. ePac Partners With RePurpose For Recycling ePac Flexible Packaging has partneredwith RePurpose Technologies (RPT) to create a replicable recycling fa- cilities model to tackle the problem of plastic pollution. The community-based model that two companies are working on, can be replicated easily, providing a transpar- ent and economically viable solution to the plastic pollu- tion problem by introducing the ability to track and trace every package providing supply chain transparency.Using IoT/Blockchain technology, data can be collected to pro- vide tracking information to brands and retailers,while ed- ucating consumers about the package they just discarded and incentivizing them to practice a sustainable lifestyle.
The Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center, Comexi CTec, which specializes in training, advice, and tech- nical process support for the printing and converting sectors of the flexible packaging industry, has incorpo- rated into its portfolio a new service.The objective of this service is to integrate the prepress process, from ground zero, into the facilities of its clients.This turn- key project is the collaboration of various partners, in- cluding Esko,Asahi and DuPont. Comexi CTec is reportedly equipped with the nec- essary resources to offer its clients the possibility of integrating the entire prepress workflow through a turnkey project. The company’s technological pro- posal involves the integration, from ground zero, of a prepress department, and includes hardware, software, installation, optimization, training, and production sup- port until the client is autonomously efficient.The es- timated time to complete the project is approximately six months. The technological proposal has an exposure system with a process of solvent-free plates. Processing tech- nology can be water-based or thermal, and in less than 50 minutes, the plate is ready for production.
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Infinity Foils Forms Partnership With Foilsource Infinity Foils, Inc. reached an agreement with Mike Dolan, the owner of Foilsource, to help transition his business over to Infinity Foils, Inc.The relocation of Foil- source’s inventory and reassignment of customers has recently been completed and moved to Infinity Foils, Inc.
Sun Chemical Organizes Sustainability Committee
Sun Chemical has organized a Corporate Sustainability Committee to further strengthen its approach to address- ing the sustainability needs of the packaging industry. The development of sustainable packaging solutions at Sun Chemical has accelerated in the past ten years as awareness of environmental issues has dramatically increased, as has the demand for cutting and recycling household waste and reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants.Consequently, Sun Chemical has orga- nized a Corporate Sustainability Committee to further strengthen its approach to addressing the sustainabili- ty needs of the packaging industry. Comprised of eight executive leaders, including My- ron Petruch, Carlo Musso, Chris Parrilli, Fernando Tav- ara, Robert Fitzka, Greg Hayes, Russell Schwartz, and Jim Van Horn, the Corporate Sustainability Committee will work together to guarantee company-wide en- gagement in sustainability initiatives and will build and oversee the company’s sustainability strategy, ensuring that proper resources are assigned for timely and ef- fective implementation. Nicolas Bétin will assume the role of Sustainability Business Leader for all of Sun Chemical and Dr. Niko- la Juhasz will become the Technical Director of Sus- tainability. Other stakeholders across all divisions and regions at Sun Chemical will also play a key role in a structured approach that will further advance Sun Chemical’s efforts for more sustainable technologies within the various packaging markets. Driving many of the groups’ activities, are the sus- tainability goals of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Increasingly, CPGs are setting ambitious sustainability targets for their organizations with goals of providing high levels of recyclable or renewable packaging as early as 2025,while reducing their use of plastics in packaging. To learn more about Sun Chemical’s approach to sustainability and how the company has recently aligned its sustainability goals with that of the United Nations’ “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,”visit www.sunchemi- cal.com/sustainability .
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Foundation. “Considering the principles of the circu- lar economy at the design stage can have a huge in- fluence over how such items are produced, used, and what happens to them after use.” Phoenix Challenge Postpones Golf Tournament With the ongoing pandemic still constraining activi- ties across the country and around the world, the Phoe- nix Challenge Foundation has decided to reschedule its annual golf tournament. The event is one of the primary sources of fundrais- ing that supports the Foundation’s mission of “Build- ing Tomorrow’sWorkforce.” The Annual Golf Tournament was scheduled for Sep- tember 23 in Monroe, North Carolina. The new date will be announced for 2021. With the changes made in response to everyone’s safety, the initiatives of the Phoenix Challenge Foun- dation continue. New educational programs are being created to provide presses for start-up flexo printing programs across North America. So far in 2020, two presses are being installed to create two new pro- grams in the United States.
The five principles espoused by Circular Design Principles are: • Protect brands and products : Designers must en- sure the packaging protects products and all the re- sources invested in them. Damaged products from poor packaging have an economic and environmental impact. • Use no more materials than necessary :Optimizing the use of packaging materials saves resources and re- duces waste. • Design for supply cycle efficiency : Developing an end-to-end approach that considers every step of the way, including storage and warehouse optimization, customers’ factories, packaging lines and the layout of products within boxes for stacking in delivery vehicles. • Keep packaging materials in use :Quality,durability and recyclability are key to keeping packaging prod- ucts and materials in use for as long as possible.This means maximizing the use of the fibers and recogniz- ing the value beyond the primary function. • Find a better way : Challenging ourselves and our customers to develop circular packaging solutions. “Everything is designed - from the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, and the buildings we live in,” said Joe Iles, circular design program lead at Ellen MacArthur
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FESPA Eurasia Postponed To December 2021 FESPA Eurasia, originally scheduled to take place from December 3-6, 2020, has been postponed. The exhibition, which is hosted in partnership with FES- PA’s Turkish Association ARED, will now take place from December 2-5, 2021 at the Istanbul Expo Centre in Turkey. The postponement of FESPA Eurasia follows the an- nouncement that the next FESPA Global Print Expo will now take place at the RAI Exhibition Centre in AmsterdamThe Netherlands, from March 9-12, 2021. Global Premedia Network Forms New Partnership The Global Premedia Network (GPN) has formed a new strategic partnership with packaging premedia provider NDigitec, which operates from locations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. The Global Premedia Network is a global initiative started a year ago by the two premedia providers: American CSW Inc, and North European Marvaco Ltd. TricorBraun Acquires Price Container and Packaging Packaging producer TricorBraun has entered into an agreement to acquire Price Container and Packaging, a rigid packaging distributor serving primarily the in- dustrial and food markets. All Price Container team members, will remain with TricorBraun; owner Ryan Price, will play a role in exe- cutingTricorBraun’s strategy to create a new industrial packaging platform. The team will continue to work out of the company’s existing locations in the Salt Lake City and southwest Washington areas. Effective with the closing of the transaction, Price Container and Packaging will operate as Price Container, aTricor- Braun company. A portfolio company of leading global private invest- ment firmAEA Investors,TricorBraun has acquired and integrated more than 20 companies over the last 25 years. Price Container will mark the company’s eighth acquisition in the last three years. The transaction is expected to close in September 2020. Flint Group Files Motion Against Trend Offset Printing Flint CPS Inks NorthAmerica LLC, recently filed a Mo- tion for Partial Summary Judgment on its breach of con- tract claim against Trend Offset Printing Services, Inc.
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AICC,The Independent Packaging Association, is of- fering more than 50 webinars for one price with the All Access Pass. The All Access Pass gives participating companies: • flexibility in choosing education offerings and which team members take them, • simplicity and accuracy in budgeting for profes- sional development, • the best available price for AICC webinars, • an easy way to leverage the value of your AICC membership. INX Europe Joins CEFLEX INX Europe has joined CEFLEX to further reinforce its commitment to developing sustainable technolo- gies to create a circular economy for the flexible pack- aging market. CEFLEX is a European-based consortium that represents the entire value chain, from material producers, converters and printers to brand owners, retailers and recyclers. More than 140 companies and organizations globally have signed on including Bobst, HP Indigo and Constantia Flexibles. Loparex Completes Infiana Group Acquisition Loparex has completed the integration of special- ty film producer Infiana Group into its organization. Loparex produces liner materials through global seg- ments served by a global production network with manufacturing sites in the United States,Germany,Hol- land, China, and India. The expanded Loparex portfo- lio encompasses direct coated and poly coated paper liners alongside direct coated, poly coated, blown and cast film solutions as well as a wide range of substrates and paper types, coupled with in-house embossing, coating, slitting, and printing capabilities. Macfarlane Labels Installs Nilpeter FA-line Press Macfarlane Labels, a Scottish producer of self-adhe- sive and resealable labels,has invested in a Nilpeter FA- line 10-color press.The newly installed press includes in-line foiling, lamination, and 100 percent inspection capability. This purchase complements the recent additions of an HP digital press and a flexo press, a part of more than $890,000 investment Macfarlane Labels planned.
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Lombardi Signs Matik As North American Distributor Lombardi Converting Machinery has appointed Ma- tik as the distributor and service provider for its print- ing and converting equipment in North America. The product line includes modular narrow and mid- web flexo presses, ranging from 13 to 43in, hybrid ink- jet presses and label finishing equipment. Matik, based in Connecticut, and with several region- al offices, is the exclusive distributor in North America
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AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current technology flexo mounting tapes and backing sys- tems for corrugated plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft, bi.esse brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Narrow web plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the vast thick- ness range requirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving ser- vices for unique customers & applications. A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distribu- tor of flexographic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imaging systems and software specifical- ly designed for flexography. ARC International www.ARCInternational.com Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. www.andersonvreeland.com ARC International is a world leader in the manufac- turing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnology laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manufacturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers. DuPont Packaging Graphics www.cyrel.com/na DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and fin- ishing products. For more than 35 years, beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate, through to to- day’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print performance, and environmental benefits.
( Left to right ): Steve Leibin, President of Matik, with Nicola Lombardi, Massimo Lombardi, Claudio Lombardi, and Lorenzo Lombardi.
for many other brands, including SEI Laser,Vinfoil, Ol- brich, Codimag, Sensotec, Kelva and Melzer providing full sales and technical service support to its nation- wide customer base. AICC To Host Leadership Hybrid Event AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has opened registration for its first hybrid event, The Lead- ership Mirror . Over three sessions, on September 18, 25, and October 2,participants will gain a clear view of their current skills and any potential gaps in communi- cation, decision-making, and managing change. Online workshop sessions include Understanding Your Work Style and Your Effect on Others; How Do You Compare to More Than 5000 Healthy and Pro- ductive Leaders?; and Understanding Your Value to the Team, as well as Each Team Member’s Contribution To Higher Productivity. This hybrid event, includes pre-work before the pro- gram,homework during the three weeks, and individu- alized coaching after the event. Leaders will take three leadership assessments, peer feedback, and create an action plan as part of this event. Scott Ellis, Principal,WorkingWell, LLC, and LeahAsh- ford, Founder,Ashford Coaching, will lead this event.
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U.S. Plastics Pact Launches
The U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative led by The Re- cycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), launched as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact network.The U.S. Plastics Pact is an initiative to unify diverse public-private stakeholders across the plastics value chain to rethink the way plas- tics are designed, used, and reused, to create a path to- ward a circular economy for plastic in the United States. The U.S. Plastics Pact brings together companies, government entities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), researchers, and other stakeholders in a pre-competitive platform for industry-led innovation. The U.S. Plastics Pact will drive collaborative action and deliver a significant system change toward a cir- cular economy for plastic, enabling companies and governments in the United States to collectively meet impactful goals by 2025 that they could not otherwise meet on their own. Igniting Change “Together, through the U.S.Plastics Pact,we will ignite systems change to accelerate progress toward a circular economy,” said Sarah Dearman,VP of Circular Ventures for The Recycling Partnership.“As the lead organization that engages the full supply chain to advance circular- ity in the United States, it’s a natural fit for The Recy- cling Partnership to further collaborative action with other industry leaders to create substantial, long-lasting change for the betterment of our planet. The results from the U.S. Plastics Pact’s efforts to advance packag- ing, improve recycling, and reduce plastic waste will benefit the entire system and all materials.” In line with the Ellen McArthur Foundation’s vision of a circular economy for plastic, which unites more than 850+ organizations, underpinned by common definitions and concrete targets, the U.S. Plastics Pact brings together plastic packaging producers, brands, retailers, recyclers,waste management companies,pol- icymakers, and other stakeholders to work collectively toward scalable solutions tailored to the unique needs and challenges within the U.S landscape, through knowledge sharing and coordinated action. As of today, more than 60 Activators — including for-profit companies, government agencies, and NGOs — have joined the Pact, representing each part of the supply and plastics manufacturing chain. By joining the U.S. Plastics Pact, Activators agree to collectively deliver these four targets: • Define a list of packaging to be designated as prob- lematic or unnecessary by 2021 and take measures to eliminate them by 2025.
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Kroger Sets New Sustainable Packaging Goals For 2030 Kroger recently released its annual environmental, social and governance report, and it included in the re- port a new set of sustainable packaging goals for 2030. Over the next decade, for its private-label products, Kroger plans to achieve 100 percent recyclable, com- postable or reusable packaging; increase recycled con- tent in packaging so its overall private-label portfolio includes at least 10 percent; reduce unnecessary pack- aging; and raise customer awareness about how to re- sponsibly handle product packaging. “To start,we will complete a baseline product pack- aging footprint to fully understand current packag- ing impacts,” Kroger wrote in the report.“Improving the recyclability of single-use packaging depends on both product redesigns and recycling infrastructure improvements.” In a supplement to its news release about the report, Kroger noted that the involvement of customers is a key part of the process. The retailer, which has part- nered with the circular packaging platform Loop, plans to pilot in early 2021 “an in-store activation of popular national brand and (private-label) items in re- usable packaging.” In 2019, Kroger’s steps forward in the sustainabili- ty of packaging included reducing plastic resin in packaging; adding recycled content to packaging in produce, dairy and bakery; adding “Please Recycle” to more product packages; and using more paper-based packaging certified to a sustainable forestry standard, among other improvements. The ESG report also highlights Kroger’s contribu- tions to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including zero hunger, responsible consumption and production, decent work and economic growth, and good health and well being. The report also discusses the company’s diversity and inclusion programs, community engagement and more. Flint Group Launches Toluene-free inks in India Flint Group Packaging Inks has confirmed the avail- ability of its range of solvent-based inks in India in re- sponse to the latest food packaging safety legislation in the country. Effective July 2020, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) revised the Printing Ink for food packaging Code of Practice IS 15495:2004 standard and implemented IS 15495:2020 banning the use of toluene as a solvent in inks destined for food packaging applications.
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Eaglewood Technologies provides the award-win- ning Sitexco Laser Systems, Sanilox ™ Systems and Sani-Blast ™ Mobile Service. Sitexco Laser Systems are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning and are perfect for packaging and label printers. San- ilox ™ Systems are the global standard of reliable, environmentally safe anilox roll cleaning. Sani-Blast ™ cleaning service has been cleaning rolls for over 20 years and offer several cleaning options to minimize downtime. Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, man- ufacturers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: nyloflex ® photo- polymer printing plates and processing equipment, and dayCorr ® die-cutting blankets and anvil covers. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent qual- ity and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Flint Group www.flintgrp.com
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• By 2025, all plastic packaging is 100 percent reus- able, recyclable, or compostable. • By 2025, undertake ambitious actions to effectively recycle or compost 50 percent of plastic packaging. • By 2025, the average recycled content or respon- sibly sourced bio-based content in plastic packaging will be 30 percent. Results of measurable change in each of the target areas and transparent reporting are key outcomes of the U.S. Plastics Pact. Progress of the U.S. Pact will be tracked through WWF’s ReSource: Plastic Footprint Tracker, which provides a standard methodology to track companies’ plastic footprints and publicly report on their plastic waste commitments each year.The re- port will be made publicly available each year. Global Crisis “Plastic pollution is a global crisis that needs local solutions, and the United States is one of biggest op- portunities where regional interventions can result in transformative change around the world,” said Erin Si- mon,Head, PlasticWaste and Business atWorldWildlife Fund. “To do this, WWF sees the U.S. Plastics Pact as the linchpin for uniting the critical stakeholders—in- dustry leaders,waste management systems, and policy- makers—under a common vision and action plan for meaningful, measurable impact.” Achieving this vision will require new levels of inno- vation and collaboration from all Activators of the U.S. Plastics Pact and beyond.The U.S. Pact is launched as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact network, joining Plastics Pacts in Europe, Latin Amer- ica and Africa as a globally-aligned response to plastic waste and pollution that brings together shared ambi- tion, combined expertise, and collaboration to create regional and national solutions toward a circular econ- omy in which plastic never becomes waste. Getting Involved For more information on how to join the U.S. Plas- tics Pact and drive collective action, visit the website usplasticspact.org or contact takeaction@usplas- ticspact.org. To maintain continual and effective collaboration, the U.S. Plastics Pact will seek guidance from a robust Advisory Council, made up of 10 Activator organiza- tions, companies, and governments.Those included in the Advisory Council are: Amcor, Balcones Resources Inc., Austin Resource Recovery (City of Austin, TX), Eureka Recycling, Grove Collaborative, Mars, Incorpo- rated,Target,The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever United States, andWalmart, Inc.
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SPGPrints SPGPrints has appointed Garrett Forde as a member of its manage- ment board and the CEO of the group. Forde joins SPGPrints from his most recent position as CEO of Hitec Power Protection inThe Netherlands. Forde succeeds Dick Joustra,who is going to retire this year.He started his career at SPGPrints in 1983, becom- ing a Managing Director in 1999 and was appointed CEO of the group in 2003.
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