The Klöckner Pentaplast Group, a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging, printing and specialty solutions, serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, beverage, and card markets stated its new Positive Plastics Pledge, to develop and manage its products for a sustainable future. In its pledge, Klöckner Pentaplast committed to increase to 100% kp’s usage of recyclable and sustainably sourced polymers by 2028.
Daniel Dayan, CEO kp, said, “We have big ideas about reducing littering, ensuring that used plastic is appreciated as a valuable new material and addressing climate change, whilst continuing to protect products and prevent food waste through our packaging. We have long recognized the challenges when it comes to the life cycle of plastics and believe a transformational shift is required in the way plastic is managed by our industry, by consumers and by society in general.”
kp’s Positive Plastics Pledge focuses on four key areas of commitment and action, which include: Innovate, Accelerate, Educate and Activate.
kp has been pursuing its new strategy with businesses and local governments for many years in many countries, playing an active role throughout 2018 in pursuing a more sustainable future for plastic packaging. kp collaborated with a variety of organizations linked with a number of programs such as European Plastics Industry Circular Economy Voluntary Commitments led by Petcore Europe and VinylPlus; UK Plastics Pact and WRAP, bringing together businesses, UK governments and NGOs; British Plastics Federation’s plan; and Operation Clean Sweep. Several other organizations and industry associations around the globe are also helping in the transformational change.