Amcor, Colgate-Palmolive, and Kimberly-Clark Join ReSource: Plastic
08 June 2020
Erin Simon, Head of Plastic Waste and Business
As few as 100 companies have the potential to prevent roughly 50 million metric tons of the world’s plastic waste by 2030. We are one step closer to our goal of No Plastic in Nature with the addition of Amcor, Colgate-Palmolive, and Kimberly-Clark as new members of the ReSource: Plastic team. These three global companies have already demonstrated leadership on plastic in their respective sectors; as members of ReSource they take that leadership to a new level.
This announcement accompanies the release of the inaugural ReSource: Plastic report, Transparent 2020. Like the five Principal ReSource Members—Keurig Dr Pepper, McDonald's Corporation, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, and The Coca-Cola Company—these three companies will spend their first year of the program assessing their plastic footprint to develop a baseline against which we can measure future results. They will also work collaboratively with other members to identify opportunities for collective action.
“Amcor is leading the way on packaging innovation, but new products and technologies alone won’t be enough to meet our sustainability ambitions and to solve the global waste issue. Keeping waste out of the environment will require not only the right package design but also efficient collection and waste management along with active consumer participation. Global challenges are best addressed together, and we are proud to work with Resource: Plastic and the world’s largest brands to better protect the environment.”
“Kimberly-Clark is committed to reducing waste and innovating new ways to give consumers the products they need with the smallest impact on the world’s natural systems. We are proud to join ReSource because partnerships like this are critical to delivering our commitment and accelerating circular solutions that protect the planet for generations to come.”
Vice President of Safety, Sustainability and Occupational Health at Kimberly-Clark
“Our ambition to eliminate plastic waste includes making all of our packaging recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025 and also reducing plastic waste from toothbrushes through initiatives like the Billion brush plastic recycling program. It's important to understand how our efforts can bring solutions to scale, and only through collaboration can we meet our circularity goals and keep plastics out of nature. ReSource brings this needed collaborative leadership to reality!”
Anne T. Bedarf
Packaging Sustainability Manager, Global Design and Packaging, Colgate-Palmolive Company
By aligning corporate activities under one framework we’re breaking down the silos that have previously inhibited collaboration – a force that will catalyze the impact we will need to fix the broken plastic system. For Resource, strength is found in numbers. The more companies that join ReSource, the more information we have to fuel data-driven solutions, and the more power we have to bring these data-driven solutions to scale.
Bringing on industry leaders Amcor, Colgate-Palmolive, and Kimberly-Clark not only strengthens our representation of the packaging and fast-moving consumer goods sectors, but also sends the signal to their peers and competitors that the level of ambition on plastic has been raised.