BRAZIL – Global packaging solutions provider Amcor has announced that its production plant in Londrina, Brazil has received International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISSC) Plus status, first for Amcor in Latin America.
The certification allows one of Amcor’s largest plants in Latin America to use advanced recycled materials across its product portfolio.
Intended to provide traceability along the supply chain, this certification also evaluates and verifies if companies using the mass balance approach follow predefined and transparent rules for mass balance accounting.
Ruben Melara, President, Amcor Flexibles Latin America said: “We are continually exploring ways to increase the use of recycled content in our packaging.
“The ISCC Plus certification will enable us to deliver advanced recycling materials across Latin America and expand the options for customers seeking more sustainable packaging solutions.”
The achievement also supports Amcor’s commitment to reach 30% recycled content by 2030 and aligns with the company’s sustainability pledge to make all products recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
According to Amcor, it will utilize advanced recycling materials using technology that will enable the company to convert collected plastic waste into brand-new products.
Such products have a similar quality and performance as that of the products made using virgin raw materials.
This advanced technology will also help customers in choosing a more sustainable solution by boosting the use of circular content in their packaging.
In November 2022, Amcor released its 2022 Sustainability Report, which announced a target of achieving 30% recycled content across its portfolio by 2030.
The new recycled content target, which is three times its previous target of 10%, comes as Amcor reflects on a landmark year for its efforts on sustainability.
In the fiscal year 2022, the company committed to net zero emissions by 2050, more than double post-consumer recycled material purchased since 2019.
In addition, the company achieved a Gold rating from EcoVadis for its industry-leading sustainability practices, placing Amcor among the top 5% of all companies assessed.
The Report highlights how Amcor has advanced on its pledge to make all products recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
The company also made progress on its EnviroAction program, with a 33% reduction in waste sent to disposal over the past three years and 121 Amcor sites achieving zero waste-to-disposal in 2021.
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