Strategic Partnerships and Alliances

Our Environmental Partners

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Alliance to End Plastic Waste

We are proud to be a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW). This organization is CEO led, cross-sector, not-for-profit made up of over 65 companies. The mission of the Alliance is clear: develop, accelerate, and deploy solutions, catalyze public and private investment, and engage communities to help end plastic waste in the environment. Our investments are focusing on infrastructure, innovation, education and clean-up initiatives. Click here to view the 2021 Progress Report. To learn more visit:

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American Composites Manufacturers Association

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is the world’s largest composites industry trade group, driven to make composites the sustainable material of preference.

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Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)

APR promotes development of the plastics recycling industry by providing leadership for long-term industry growth and vitality. The organization strives to expand the post-consumer plastics recycling industry aimed at identifying and eliminating barriers to successful commercial recycling.

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Better Plants® U.S. Department of Energy

Avient is an official partner of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Plants Program, a national initiative to improve industrial energy efficiency significantly. By joining, Avient pledges to reduce energy intensity by 25% over the next decade. This goal will drive energy savings and reinforce our leadership in efficiency, strengthening competitiveness. As a Better Plants partner, we join over 270 leading companies that have collectively saved $10.6 billion in energy costs.

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The Microfibre Consortium (TMC)

The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) facilitates the development of practical solutions for the textile industry to minimize fiber fragmentation and release to the environment from textile manufacturing and product life cycle. The organization presents the opportunity to align globally as an industry through its connection through its member base at the brand, retail, supplier, research, industry organization and policy level.

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Operation Clean Sweep

Plastic waste in the environment is harmful to both people and wildlife. By committing to Operation Clean Sweep, Avient is dedicated to achieving zero pellet, flake and powder loss in our manufacturing process.

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PET Container Recycling Europe (PetCore)

PetCore works with all stakeholders to ensure the sustainable growth of PET as a packaging material of choice. As a committed member, we want to further increase post-consumer PET collection and recycling.

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Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE)

Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) is an organization representing the voice of the European plastics recyclers who reprocess plastic waste into high-quality material destined for the production of new articles. This organization provides plastics recyclers with representation at the European level and among the leading industry organizations. It promotes the use of quality plastic recyclates and offers concrete advice on developing innovative, recyclable products and packaging.

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RecyClass is a non-profit, cross-industry initiative facilitating the transition toward a circular plastic future by advancing plastic packaging recyclability while promoting the traceability of plastic waste and recycled plastic content in Europe.

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Responsible Mica Initiative

The Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI) is a global coalition for action—putting policy into practice—comprised of multiple organizations committed to establishing a fair, responsible and sustainable mica supply chain in the states of Jharkhand and Bihar in India that will eliminate unacceptable working conditions and eradicate child labor by 2022.

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UK Plastic Pact

In January of 2019, Avient joined The UK Plastics Pact, a collaborative initiative committed to tackling plastic pollution. The Pact was developed in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as the first in a global network of initiatives working toward the circular economy. We are committed to their goal of transforming the way the industry makes, uses, reuses and disposes of plastics.