Five American Packaging Corporation centers achieve ISCC Plus Certification

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On Tuesday, American Packaging Corporation (APC) announced that five of its APC Centers of Excellence had achieved International Sustainability and Carbon Certification PLUS status.

The centers in Columbus, Wis.; Deforest, Wis.; Story City, Iowa; Chili and Rochester, N.Y., all achieved the certification which allows APC to source and convert advanced recycled resins and films, or circular content. A leader in flexible packaging solutions, APC said the ISCC PLUS certification will play a crucial role in the company’s sustainability and environmental goals.

“As part of APC’s journey of corporate sustainability and environmental stewardship, American Packaging continues to reconfirm its commitment to end-to-end supply chain excellence and advancing sustainable packaging technologies,” Ray Graham, president of APC, said. “This is another major milestone to protect and enhance our world community, for every company and every human being. APC continues to step up to that responsibility, elevating our efforts each and every year.”

The advanced recycling process converts materials to the molecular level, providing companies with a feedstock that can be used to produce new plastic materials with virgin plastic properties. The resulting plastic is eco-friendly and highly sought-after by environmentally conscious consumers, officials said. The ISCC certification provide additional and complementary options to mechanically recycled materials for customers wanting recycled content.

“The certification of our manufacturing plants to the ISCC PLUS standard is a significant achievement as we work with our customers to pursue viable sustainable alternatives, including recycled content that supports optimal manufacturability and product performance while offering the benefits such as reducing virgin plastic use, enhancing circularity, and lowering greenhouse gas emissions,” said Jeff Travis, manager of innovation and sustainability.