Belgian specialty chemicals supplier Solvay SA has signed a three-year global partner agreement with anti-plastic waste campaigner and the circular economy charity Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF).
“The partnership will explore solutions aligned with the principles of a circular economy, in contrast to today's linear take-make-dispose economic model,” Solvay said in a Jan. 17 news release.
Commenting on the agreement, Solvay CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu said the circular economy was becoming increasingly important for its businesses and customers “who are asking us to bring solutions to the table that meet their sustainability needs.”
“Joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and partnering with renowned global players will make the difference in enhancing the quality of our knowledge and research to faster move towards circularity," said Clamadieu.
Also commenting, Ellen MacArthur said the chemicals industry held great potential to “spark system-level change” in the move towards a circular economy.
Other EMF partners include Danone, Google, H&M, Intesa Sanpaolo, Nike, Inc, Philips, Renault and Unilever.