Amcor Rigid Packaging in Wytheville, Virginia, is an active and productive link in the worldwide Amcor sustainability chain. It’s one of more than 200 sites in 41 countries dedicated to Amcor’s goal of making all their packaging reusable or recyclable by 2025. Last year, 74% of the company’s products were recycle-ready, so they’re well on their way.
At the Wytheville facility, location for the latest video from the Recycling is Real initiative, Injection Operator Candace Hancock brims with pride about the company’s environmental conscience. “One of our Winning Aspirations is the environment,” she said. “To know that the company I work for, (has) that as one of their aspirations, is phenomenal.”
“Recycling is the way that we’ve going to be able to keep making the world healthy for our grandkids or great-grandkids,” said Quality Control Technician, Michelle Belton.
Other assets in Amcor’s sustainability portfolio include having purchased 155-thousand metric tons of recyclable material in 2022—up from 56-thousand in 2019—and having achieved OCS Blue-level status in Operation Clean Sweep, a pellet-loss-prevention initiative founded by the Plastics Industry Association and operated in partnership with the American Chemistry Council. As an OCS Blue member, Amcor has 100% of its materials-handling sites following a methodology focused on eliminating the loss of plastic pellets to the environment.
Learn more about Amcor and other recycling-minded companies by watching all of the interesting, informative videos found at Recycling is Real.