Minimizing Our Operational Impacts

From reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and increasing renewable energy, we are continuously improving to work toward the world goal of a net-zero economy.

Climate Change

We are addressing climate change head-on by committing to lower emissions through Science-Based Targets as well as fueling more of our operations with renewable energy.

Science-Based Targets

Committed to limiting global warming by 1.5°C through reducing absolute operational emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 25% and supply chain emissions (Scope 3) by 8% by 2025.

Increase Renewable Energy

Through power purchase agreements and on-site methods, we are increasing our use of renewable energy at record pace to reduce our carbon footprint while fueling our manufacturing sites. This not only reduces our emissions, but contributes to our customers’ scope 3 emissions as well.

Continuous Improvement

Starting with an ambition to save one million kilowatt hours of energy, we amplified our efforts of more efficient machinery, turning off power to unused equipment, and other changes to our operations, and saved over 100 million kilowatt hours of energy in the past year.

Energy Operations

Through achievements in reducing our energy in the 100 million-kilowatt hour challenge and the increase of renewable energy, we are making an impact to reduce our emissions through energy.

Water Operations

As one of our most valuable natural resources, we’re using water efficiently through targeted investments in operations.

End Plastic Waste Locally & Globally

We’re investing globally to build infrastructure around proper disposal of waste and the ability to give valuable plastic waste multiple lives. Through our partnerships across the value chain and innovative advances in circular solutions, we are making a difference to end plastic waste.

Waste Management Hierarchy

We align our waste management program with the waste management hierarchy – which is an industry recognized, best practice for minimizing the impact of waste on the environment. Reducing waste generation is key, and when waste is unavoidable, we prioritize avenues of diversion away from disposal, such as reuse and recycling. Disposal of our waste materials into landfill, at the bottom of the hierarchy, is only considered when all other preferred options have been eliminated. The main focus of our waste diversion strategy is through recycling. All manufacturing sites have an internal focus on regrinding and recycling operational waste, and for non-operational, or waste that cannot be reground internally, facilities are encouraged as part of our waste management strategy to explore and implement potential recycling streams. With our global operations, recycling infrastructure can be underdeveloped in many regions where our facilities operate, so our facilities are active in working with local companies to ensure waste can be recycled.


With a focus on eliminating waste, we are proud to have a number of facilities to achieve the prestigious zero waste-to-landfill recognition. Through efficient use and reuse of resources, we are eliminating unnecessary waste and making a positive impact on our environmental footprint.

Zero Waste-to-Landfill Facilities

As we strive to minimize our environmental footprint, many sites are eliminating their waste output altogether. The following list represents a selection of our manufacturing sites that have received the prestigious recognition of having zero waste-to-landfill.

  • Blackburn, United Kingdom
  • Heanor, United Kingdom
  • Rhymney, United Kingdom
  • Wimblington, United Kingdom
  • Ardeer, United Kingdom
  • Beccles, United Kingdom
  • Bengaluru, India
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jackson, Tennessee
  • Smyrna, Tennessee
  • Suffolk, Virginia
  • Syracuse, New York
  • Aberdare, United Kingdom
  • Aschersleben, Germany
  • Biesheim, France
  • Nanhai, China
  • Suzhou, China
  • Jundiaí, Brazil
  • Dombühl, Germany
  • Easthampton, MA
  • Madisonville, KY
  • Maldon, United Kingdom
  • Cuijk, Netherlands
  • Greenock, United Kingdom
  • Worcester, United Kingdom
  • Cusset, France
  • Frankenthal, Germany
  • Roeselare, Belgium
  • Zele, Belgium
  • Leominster, United Kingdom
  • Bridgwater, United Kingdom
  • Philippsburg, Germany
  • Hardenberg, Netherlands
  • Nordfolien Steinfeld, Germany

Our Recycling Capabilities

One of the primary paths toward a circular economy is through recycling. We realize the importance of recycling in our quest for circularity and continue to support the investment of recycling infrastructure. As large recyclers ourselves, we also support initiatives in the industry, our communities, and through our partners in an effort to reduce waste and increase circularity.

We are working to recover and reprocess valuable plastic waste to provide new life into our products. At sites across both Europe and North America, we are giving plastic multiple lives through our own recycling infrastructure capabilities increasing our supply of recycled content but also centers of material expertise. The growth of our recycling operations has been built through strategic acquisitions of existing infrastructure, coupled with equipment upgrades at the development of new recycling facilities. This approach enables us to integrate circularity into our business model by giving us access to a reliable source of recycled content to incorporate back into our products and reduce our dependence on virgin or externally sourced sustainable materials. We are further able to utilize our infrastructure to provide customers with food-grade packaging work with customers to develop closed-loop solutions for specific product lines. In addition, we have an internal focus on regrinding and recycling operational waste, with our manufacturing sites across the globe having invested in the equipment necessary to recycle internal scrap.

Carbon Emissions

We have achieved a historical trend of lowering our carbon emissions. Through the increase in renewable energy, decrease in product weight, and continuous improvement of our operations, we remain steadfast on our quest to reduce emissions. Not only have we lowered our own scope 1 and 2 emissions, but our customers benefit from our achievements in their scope 3 emissions.

Post-Consumer Recycled Content

We continue to increase our use of PCR in our products to meet our goal of an average 10% PCR in our products by 2025. Customers benefit from our global access to PCR to meet their own sustainability goals.

How We Perform

We take our role as a responsible corporate citizen seriously - throughout our company, across our value chains, and in the communities in which we operate.

We invite you to learn more about our Environmental, Social, and Governance commitments in our Impact Report, UNSDG Alignment Report, GRI Index, and Sustainability Section.

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