MILTON, WI – November 21, 2019 – Charter NEX Films, North America’s leading independent producer of specialty films, proudly announces they have joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global alliance with now over 40 companies with the common mission of putting an end to plastic waste in the environment.
Launched in January 2019, the Alliance brings member companies which make, use, process, sell, collect, and recycle plastics and their collective expertise and global reach to take a multi-faceted approach to addressing the breadth of the plastic waste challenge. Member companies have committed over $1 Billion with the goal of investing over $1.5 Billion in infrastructure, technology, education, and clean-up efforts over the next five years.
“Joining the Alliance enables Charter NEX to magnify our impact and leverage our expertise in markets such as flexible packaging on a global platform to create new end-of-life solutions for plastic waste,” said Kathy Bolhous, CEO of Charter NEX Films.
“Charter NEX has been a highly active and engaged member of the sustainable packaging community in North America. As a member of the Alliance, we look forward to elevating this commitment and to accelerate the work of companies, technologies, and communities working to address the issue of plastic waste in the environment,” said Scott Hammer, Corporate Sustainability Leader for Charter NEX.
Charter NEX has been actively partnering with customers to develop flexible packaging platforms which are recyclable, increase the usage of recycled content (PCR), and/or incorporate the usage of materials made from renewable resources through its award-winning platform of sustainable films called GreenArrow™. In 2019, Charter NEX was awarded a silver medal and ranked in the top 11% of companies evaluated through EcoVadis, a platform used to evaluate the sustainability performance of suppliers. In 2020, Charter NEX will plan to increase the number of its facilities which are Zero Waste to Landfill as well as launch several compelling recyclable film technologies. Sustainability and sustainable manufacturing are core to the company’s mission of always being in pursuit of finding “A Better Way”.
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.
For more information, visit: www.endplasticwaste.org
About Charter NEX Films, Inc.
Charter NEX is North America’s leading independent producer of high-performance, specialty films used in flexible packaging and other end-use markets. Known for innovative products and world-class manufacturing capabilities, the company’s quality and expertise are unsurpassed. Its exclusive focus on film and relentless pursuit of excellence make it the ideal partner for any film need – from monolayer to multilayer, blown to cast, and breathable to barrier.
Jim Meszaros, Alliance to End Plastics Waste
Bill Singer, Charter NEX Films
Sr. Director of Marketing Communications