More than 3 billion people on our planet do not have access to waste collection systems. Without the most necessary infrastructure to properly dispose of waste, the pollution of our environment is inevitable. As a result, around 11 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. Solving this immense global problem is our shared responsibility. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste has therefore set itself the goal of putting an end to the plastic crisis through international cooperation, focusing on infrastructure, innovation, education and cleanup. Greiner Packaging has joined the Alliance at the end of last year.
In this episode of Greiner Talks, we speak with Jacob Duer, CEO of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. After a decades-long career with the United Nations, he now heads the Alliance, a non-profit organization based in Singapore. Since its founding in January 2019, the organization has built a network of more than 50 international partners – including some of the most important companies in the global plastics industry. What challenges does the Alliance face, how can we put an end to plastic pollution, and what do we as Greiner contribute to solving this crisis? Listen in and learn more.
Greiner Talks is our podcast series. We regularly meet with experts from all over the world to exchange views on the topic of “Sustainability and Transformation” and discuss the perspectives and opportunities of a sustainable economy and society.