Here at Greiner, we are convinced that global problems can only be solved by working together. We are acting on this conviction by becoming a member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. This Alliance has made it its goal to put a stop to pollution caused by plastic waste. More than 50 international companies have already joined forces to advance the topics of infrastructure, innovation, education and engagement, and cleanup. The Alliance places particular emphasis on ocean pollution – around 11 million metric tons (!) of plastic waste end up in rivers and ultimately in our oceans every year. This is a huge problem that has serious impacts for people and the environment.
No one can tackle these challenges on their own, however, which is why Greiner Packaging has now joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste:
A circular economy for plastics has already been the focal point of our work at Greiner for some time. We see this as the only way to overcome the plastics crisis. We also responded to this in our Blue Plan sustainability strategy by setting ourselves the goal of becoming a completely circular company by 2030. This is a significant challenge for the packaging industry in particular – as demonstrated by the dramatic images of garbage-strewn beaches and floating islands of plastic in the world’s oceans. Given this, Greiner Packaging’s membership in the Alliance to End Plastic Waste sends a powerful and important signal to the entire company group.
“We are joining the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to tackle one of the most urgent challenges of our time. Improving our products, transforming our business models and establishing a circular economy – these are the steps we are taking to fight plastic pollution.”
-Axel Kühner, CEO Greiner AG
“Together with more than 50 international companies, we want to improve the livelihoods of millions of people and contribute to a circular economy for plastics. No one can do this alone, but working together can take us anywhere.”
-Manfred Stanek, CEO Greiner Packaging