Alliances & Partnerships
Plastic is a miraculous, versatile material that positively impacts our world. It’s in equipment that helps save lives, keeps food safe from spoilage, lowers the use of fossil fuels, and makes alternative energy possible.
But some plastics are also in places they shouldn’t be, like in our oceans and rivers. They find their way to landfills instead of being recycled. Avient is committed to eliminating plastic waste through innovation, broad stakeholder engagement, and strong partnerships and alliances.
We are continuously making a positive impact through our innovative portfolio of technologies that enable our customers to improve plastic recyclability and reduce the amount of material required for packaging.
However, no one company or country can solve the plastics waste problem. That’s why Avient joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste as a founding member in 2018 and is collaborating with more than 40 global organizations to promote infrastructure, education and engagement, innovation, and clean up efforts to keep plastic waste in the right place.
Additionally, Avient is a member of the ACC and Plastic Industry Association’s Operation Clean Sweep®, a set of guidelines for process, training and audit of our operations to prevent plastic pellet loss into the environment.
We will continue to invest and work aggressively to eliminate plastic waste in the environment to deliver critical sustainability and performance benefits to people and communities around the world and live up to our promise of meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their needs.