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UFlex Joins Alliance to End Plastic Waste to Strengthen to Build a Circular Plastic Economy

22 September 2021: UFlex, India’s largest flexible packaging company and a global leader in polymer sciences has become a member of Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance), a global non-profit organization with a mission to eliminate plastic waste in the environment. UFlex’s steadfast commitment to tackle the problem of plastic waste and its expertise to derive solutions and technologies that help recover and recycle post-consumer plastic waste and help plastic find a purpose beyond its original use, has earned it a membership berth with the Alliance. Through this affiliation, UFlex aims to contribute to and guide the Alliance and its members about sustainability practices that it has been following for years to mitigate plastic waste issues, thus globalising these practises as also to learn and implement universally accepted practices.

Founded in 2019, Alliance today has convened a global network of corporations, project partners, and supporters across the plastics value chain. The Alliance undertakes joint initiatives with member organizations across the world to minimize and manage plastic waste in the environment. Towards this, it adopts a quadrangular approach to take collective actions which includes – Development of infrastructure for collection and management of plastic waste; Innovation and creation of new technologies to advance a circular economy for plastic waste; Education and engagement with various stakeholders to mobilize action towards meaningful solutions; and Clean-up of areas by working with partners to address plastic waste at source.

Jacob Duer, President and CEO of the Alliance, said “As the issue of plastic waste moves up in the global sustainability agenda, our mission to develop, deploy and scale solutions to end plastic waste in the environment is more relevant than ever before. Strengthening participation across the plastics value chain with UFlex will help accelerate our collective efforts.”

As an industry leader in building sustainable flexible packaging solutions, UFlex values conservation of planet over profits and believes in the approach of 4Rs to tackle the challenge of reducing stock and flow of plastic waste in the environment, i.e. – Reduce plastic at source by manufacturing and using films made from PCR | Recycle via upcycling and downcycling of MLP (multi-layered plastic) and PET bottles | Reuse as source substitution via Pyrolysis | Return to the planet in the form of biomass, if the plastic waste remains uncollected.

On joining the Alliance, UFlex Chairman & Managing Director Ashok Chaturvedi, said, “Plastic waste crisis is one of the most pressing global concerns of today and as a socially conscious organisation that has sustainability firmly entrenched at its very soul, we are aware that we need to find a solution collectively to enable co-existence of plastic and human race.”

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