Toray Plastics (America) Joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. announced it has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable.

Toray Plastics (America) launched its sustainability initiative in 2004. The program involves operating one of the larger solar farms in Rhode Island and two co-generation plants, zero landfill, waste recycling and energy and water conservation. The company is also a leader in the manufacture of ultra-thin, bio-based, solvent-free, and PVdC-free films. Research continues on other sustainability programs and the development of 100 percent biodegradable films. In addition, Toray helps engineering students, who will be tomorrow’s packaging industry leaders, by providing internships and scholarships for University of Rhode Island undergraduates.

"Toray's collaborative, innovative spirit makes them a perfect fit for the SPC,” said Adam Gendell, associate director of the SPC. “We look forward to working with the Toray sustainability team in the future."

“The SPC was a pioneer in bringing the packaging industry’s attention to the imperative for sustainable packaging, and we believe in its mission and programs,” said Chris Nothnagle, senior director of corporate marketing, Toray Plastics (America). “The Toray team is eager to help further the SPC’s goals by engaging with the organization’s leadership and members and contributing its knowledge and insights.”

For more information, visit www.toryatpa.com.


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