Toray Plastics announces membership
in Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Updated at 3:48 p.m.

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Toray Plastics (America) Inc., maker of polyester, polypropylene and other films for packaging, announced it has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, a membership collaborative working to make packaging more sustainable.

Toray Plastics began a sustainability initiative in 2004 with a Rhode Island solar farm, co-generation plants and a zero-landfill initiative to divert 100% of industrial materials from landfills, along with recycling and conservation programs. At the same time, research continues on other sustainability programs and the development of 100% biodegradable films, Toray said.

“Toray’s collaborative, innovative spirit makes them a perfect fit for the SPC,” said Adam Gendell, associate director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

“The SPC was a pioneer in bringing the packaging industry’s attention to the imperative for sustainable packaging, and we believe in its mission and programs,” said Chris Nothnagle, senior director of corporate marketing for Toray Plastics. “The Toray team is eager to help further the SPC’s goals … contributing its knowledge and insights.”

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Nothnagle notes that Toray Plastics’ successful collaboration with customers, suppliers, the Rhode Island community, state government, businesses and the University of Rhode Island will enhance its relationship with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

Susan Shalhoub is a PBN contributing writer.