Michelman recently announced that, in its continuing effort to enable more sustainable packaging solutions for the circular economy, it has expanded its network by joining 4evergreen. A new alliance sponsored by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi), 4evergreen is a cross-industry alliance formed to boost the contribution of fiber-based packaging in a more sustainable and circular economy. The three-year-long project brings together a diverse network of organizations and stakeholders throughout the value chain—including brand owners, suppliers, packaging converters, and recyclers—to develop the best solutions for the future of fiber-based packaging.
“As a supplier to companies throughout the entire packaging value chain, we want to help transition the industry into more sustainable packaging,” said Lisa DiGate, vice president of Printing & Packaging for Michelman. “Our barrier coatings help improve fibre-based packaging’s functionality and performance while allowing it to be recyclable, which reduces waste and enables valuable fibre resources to be re-used many times.”