Messages From Plastic IQ Catalysts and Supporters
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
“With so many businesses having stepped up to make commitments take coordinated action towards a circular economy for plastic, for example through voluntary mechanisms like the Global Commitment and the Plastics Pact network, it is very positive to see tools like Plastic IQ being built to help these businesses build out their strategies to achieve these targets for a world without plastic pollution,” said Sander Defruyt, New Plastics Economy Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Happy Family Organics
“Happy Family Organics is thrilled to be a Plastic IQ Catalyst, which was developed to help companies envision how their packaging decisions add up to big impacts for their business and the environment. Our participation on the Plastic IQ advisory council and partnership with SYSTEMIQ and The Recycling Partnership has been instrumental in our work towards achieving our commitment to make 100% of our packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025,” said Marcu Alexander, Senior Packaging Development Manager, Happy Family Organics.
“We found in Plastic IQ a very practical and simple, science based tool that will certainly facilitate the development of our targets and our understanding of strategic trade-offs as we build our action plans to meet them,” said Sergio Perelman, Director Global Packaging Sustainability, Mondelez.
“P&G is committed to accelerating the circular economy: from reducing use of virgin petroleum plastic and increasing recycled content to scaling refill models. To be successful, we need members throughout the plastic packaging value chain to be part of the solution,” said Virginie Helias, P&G Chief Sustainability Officer. “Free resources, such as Plastic IQ, are important to help value chain members develop and improve their plastic packaging strategy so we can advance circularity together.”
“Many companies are now setting targets and joining initiatives to address the challenge of plastic waste,” said Ben Dixon, Partner at SYSTEMIQ. “We often hear that the plastics issue is complex for companies to navigate and set strategies. Information is power, and Plastic IQ is the solution that provides companies with the economic and environmental information needed to prioritize action, compare strategies against industry best practices and drive collective action.”
The Recycling Partnership
“Plastic waste is a global challenge that must be addressed with science, speed, and collaboration. No single entity can alone drive the transformative and widespread solutions we so critically need,” said Keefe Harrison, CEO, The Recycling Partnership. “That’s where Plastic IQ comes in. Driven by data and free for all to use, it provides decision makers at U.S. companies with a common tool to advance real-time solutions. By connecting the dots between goals, actions, and measurement, we believe Plastic IQ will accelerate the pace of meaningful change.”
“Walmart supported the development of Plastic IQ to help companies better understand and identify solutions that can improve their plastic packaging strategies and minimize their plastic waste,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, EVP and Chief Sustainability Officer at Walmart. “Without action, it’s estimated the annual flow of plastic into the ocean could nearly triple by 2040. We must work urgently to move beyond business as usual, and Plastic IQ is a free, publicly available tool to help any company, big or small, get world-class guidance on the plastic packaging challenge – we hope it helps everyone move further, faster.”