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CCL Industries signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

September 9, 2020  By PrintAction Staff

CCL Industries, a specialty label, security and packaging solutions company, has signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

The foundation was launched in 2010 and is dedicated to accelerating the transition to a circular economy by designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. Since its creation, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has become known as a global thought leader on the circular economy, keeping it on the agenda of decision makers across business, government and academia.

The New Plastics Economy, part of the Foundation, is a circular vision for plastic in which it never becomes waste. In 2018, the New Plastics Economy launched the Global Commitment to “unite businesses and governments to commit and work for change in the production, use and reuse of plastic”.


“This is a milestone on our journey towards making the company a sustainability leader in our industry with responsible supply chain operations and innovative products for customers and consumers globally,” said Geoffrey T. Martin, president and CEO of CCL Industries.

The company is making the following commitments:

  • By 2025, all CCL customers will be able to choose label products and solutions that will not hinder consumer packaged goods to be recyclable, reusable or compostable.
  • CCL will limit industrial waste ending up in the environment or in landfills by implementing waste reduction strategies. The company is setting goals of cutting today’s level of waste by 90 per cent globally by 2025 and eliminating all landfill from its manufacturing process by 2030 in North America and Europe.
  • CCL will use a fixed financial percentage of its R&D resources annually towards further development of sustainable and circular products.
  • CCL will continue to work collaboratively across the plastic value chain to ensure packaging is sorted and recycled in practice and at scale by developing enabling label solutions. In the coming years, the company says it will invest in technology and resources to achieve these targets.

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