Lancaster, Pa. — Graham Packaging Co. has pledged to make all of its plastics packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
The Lancaster-based company announced the sustainability commitment as it joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy in May.
"Since its founding nearly five decades ago, Graham Packaging has been dedicated to the design and manufacturing of environmentally friendly plastic packaging solutions," Tracee Reeves, head of sustainability and chief general counsel for Graham, said.
This new commitment "will bring together all of our resources to reduce global waste and help our customers reach their sustainability goals," Reeves said.
The Graham Packaging global sustainability committee will lead the charge in helping the company reach these goals.
The blow molder currently uses more than 45 kilotonnes of post-consumer recyclates in its products annually.
At its recycling center in York, Pennsylvania, the company processes over 22 kilotonnes plastic packaging waste, from curbside recycling programs each year.
Graham is No. 2 in the most recent Plastics News ranking of North American blow molders, with $2.1 billion in annual sales in the region.