TIPA® Takes the Pledge to Address Plastic Waste and Pollution at its Source
TIPA® is proud to announce that the company has joined the New Plastics Economy’s Global Plastics Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment, to address plastic waste and pollution at its source.
Global Plastics Commitment
The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment unites businesses, governments, and other organizations behind a common vision and targets to address plastic waste and pollution at its source.
The more than 350 signatories include companies representing 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally, as well as governments, NGOs, universities, industry associations, investors, and other organizations.
Plastic never becomes waste
In the New Plastics Economy’s vision of a circular economy for plastics, the plastic never becomes waste or pollution, because of three actions that are taken by companies and by society:
- Eliminate all problematic and unnecessary plastic items
- Innovate to ensure that the plastics we do need are reusable, recyclable, or compostable
- Circulate all the plastic items we use to keep them in the economy and out of the environment
100 percent compostable
As a company that is in the business of innovating and manufacturing compostable flexible packaging, the second action aligns both with TIPA’s philosophy as well as product offer and made for a compelling reason to join the Global Plastics Commitment.
“As a supplier of 100% compostable packaging, this is an important and significant step for TIPA®,” said Daphna Nissenbaum, Co-founder and CEO of TIPA® in talking about the company’s reasons for joining the Global Plastics Commitment.
“The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is one of the leading global NGOs and is at the center of promoting a new approach for plastic packaging,” she continued. “It will be very beneficial for us to be affiliated with and learn from them, and the more than 350 organizations that have committed to their pledge of being recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.”
Compostable like Nature’s packaging
When TIPA® was founded in 2010 the vision was to create compostable flexible packaging that behaves just like Nature’s packaging, for example an orange peel. When discarded, 100 percent of the orange peel returns to nature.
The need was there, because while rigid packages are partly recyclable, flexible packages, like for coffee, snacks and granola bars, are often made of blended materials that are hard to separate and recycle.
“TIPA’s vision is for flexible packaging to have the same end-of-life organic matter has,” said Daphna, “while also offering consumers and brands the same durability, transparency and shelf life they have come to expect from conventional plastics.”