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Spinlock joins plastic waste commitment

12 Nov 2018

Spinlock has signed up to a global commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at source. 

The company is the first from the UK’s marine industry to sign up to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment that aims to create ‘a new normal’ for plastic packaging. 

Targets will be reviewed every 18 months and will become increasingly ambitious over the coming years. Businesses that sign the commitment will publish annual data on their progress to help drive momentum and ensure transparency. 

“We are proud to support this initiative and stand shoulder to shoulder with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in a bid to reduce our use of single-use plastics,” said Chris Hill, Spinlock CEO. “The first step for us is to evaluate how, when and where we use plastics within our manufacturing and distribution processes and identify areas where we can introduce more sustainable alternatives.” 

Global targets

Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment, the Global Commitment targets include eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and moving from single-use to re-use packaging models; innovating to ensure 100% of plastic packaging can be easily and safely reused, recycled or composted by 2025 and circulating the plastic produced, by significantly increasing the amounts of plastics reused or recycled and made into new packaging or products.

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