Label producer joins U.S. Plastics Pact

Yerecic Label joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative, solutions-driven initiative to move towards a circular economy for plastics. The initiative is rooted in four ambitious goals intended to drive significant systems change by unifying diverse cross-sector approaches, setting a national strategy and creating scalable solutions to create a path forward in the United States by 2025.

Yerecic Label has agreed to collectively deliver against these goals:

  1. Define a list of packaging to be designated as problematic or unnecessary by 2021 and take measures to eliminate them by 2025. ​
  2. 100 percent of plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
  3. Undertake ambitious actions to effectively recycle or compost 50 percent of plastic packaging by 2025.
  4. Achieve an average of 30 percent recycled content or responsibly sourced, biobased content by 2025.

“Yerecic Label is proud of our team’s continuous commitment to sustainability, most recently demonstrated by our decision to become an activator of the U.S. Plastics Pact,” says Elizabeth Yerecic, director of business development & sustainability at Yerecic Label. “We are thrilled to be a voice for sustainable pressure sensitive labeling, specifically in fresh food applications.”

The U.S. Pact is a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact Network.

While the U.S. Pact is complementary to and follows the ambitious precedents set by the existing global network of Plastic Pacts, it will be tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges of the U.S. market. The Pact will reflect national priorities and realities, while still propelling the nation closer to other developed nations in its management of plastic waste.

“We will ignite system change to accelerate progress toward a circular economy,” says Emily Tipaldo, executive director of the U.S. Plastics Pact. “The Pact will mobilize system-wide change through support for upstream innovation and a coordinated national strategy. This unified framework will enable members to fast-track progress toward our ambitious 2025 sustainability goals. Members’ full participation will be vital to reaching our shared goals.”

Yerecic Label is committed to transparent, annual reporting, guided by WWF’s ReSource: Plastic Footprint Tracker, which will be used to document annual progress against our four goals. In June 2021, the U.S. Plastics Pact established a “Roadmap to 2025” identifying key milestones and national solutions to achieving the U.S. targets and realize a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste.

Yerecic Label has always believed success goes hand in hand with environmental responsibility. Every day it strives to reduce its environmental footprint and joining the U.S. Plastics Pact is the next step in that journey. To learn more about our efforts, check out its Sustainability page!

For more information:
Kristin Yerecic Scott
Yerecic Label
Tel: +1 (724) 552-7776 

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