Charter NEX Films, North America’s leading independent producer of specialty films, proudly announces it has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) − a growing global network focused on ending plastic waste in the environment.

“Charter NEX is committed to sustainability − in our manufacturing operations, in our products, and as a partner to customers looking to develop more sustainable packaging. By joining the Alliance, we’ll take that commitment to the next level and collaborate with others in the value chain to create new end-of-life solutions for plastic waste,” said Kathy Bolhous, CEO of Charter NEX Films.

Through its award-winning GreenArrow portfolio of sustainable films, Charter NEX develops flexible packaging that is recyclable, uses higher volumes of recycled content (PCR), and/or incorporates materials made from renewable resources. In 2019, the company ranked in the top 11% of businesses evaluated by EcoVadis − a trusted provided of sustainability ratings and intelligence. In 2019, Charter NEX achieved the milestone of diverting more than a million pounds of waste to landfill and plans to increase the number of its ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ sites in 2020 in addition to launching several new recyclable film technologies

“Sustainability and sustainable manufacturing are at the core of Charter NEX’s mission and it’s constant pursuit of A Better Way. As a member of the Alliance, we’ll help accelerate the comprehensive global effort to address the issue of plastic waste in the environment,” said Scott Hammer, Corporate Sustainability Leader for Charter NEX.

Launched in January 2019, AEPW brings together organizations that make, use, process, sell, collect, and recycle plastics in order to tackle the complex challenge of plastics waste from all angles. To date, member companies have committed more than $1 billion with the goal of investing over $1.5 billion in education, infrastructure and clean-up efforts over the next five years.

About the Alliance

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is a not-for-profit organization that includes companies that make, use, sell, process, collect and recycle plastics, including chemical and plastic manufacturers, consumer goods companies, retailers, converters, and waste management companies. The Alliance is the foremost CEO-driven international organization focused on bringing together industry, government, communities, and civil society in the fight to end plastic waste. The Alliance is working to promote programs and partnerships that focus on solutions in four core areas: infrastructure, innovation, education, and clean up. The Alliance membership represents global companies and organizations located throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Arabian Gulf. Member companies are: BASF, Berry Global, Braskem, Charter NEX Films, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, Clariant, Covestro, Dow, EQUATE Petrochemical Company, ExxonMobil, Formosa Plastics Corporation USA, Gemini Corporation, Geocycle, Grupo Phoenix, Henkel, LyondellBasell, Milliken & Company, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, Mitsui Chemicals, NOVA Chemicals, Novolex, OxyChem, PepsiCo, PolyOne, Pregis, Procter & Gamble, Reliance Industries, SABIC, Sasol, SCG Chemicals, Sealed Air Corporation, Shell, Sinopec, SKC co., ltd., Storopack, SUEZ, Sumitomo Chemical, TOMRA, Total, Veolia, Versalis (Eni), Westlake Chemical Corporation.

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