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Helping to put waste plastic in its place, global clothes hanger, packaging and associated accessory retail solutions provider, Mainetti, has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to accelerate the world’s transition to a circular economy.
As part of the membership, Mainetti has signed The Global Commitment setting ambitious targets to commit to change how we produce, use, and reuse plastic. In collaboration with the UN Environment Programme, The Global Commitment has already mobilised over 500 signatories that are determined to build a circular economy for plastic.
The targets that Mainetti has agreed to include converting 60% of their hanger production by tonnage to recycled materials by 2025, achieving a minimum of 75% renewable energy use by 2025 and eliminating the purchase of all single-use plastic water bottles.
Mainetti has also joined the Foundation’s Network, a collaborative network of businesses, innovators, cities and governments, universities and thought leaders, who work together to accelerate the adoption of circular economy practices and processes that maximise the use of resources.
Keith Charlton, Chief Operations Officer at Mainetti, said: “We have shared the Foundation’s commitment to building a robust global circular economy framework since our inception in the 1960s. Joining the Network as a member means we are joining other innovators and thought leaders to develop new circular partnerships and practices at a global scale.
“2020 has undoubtedly been a challenge to retailers and the global supply chains. We must work together as a global community to rebuild and review, ensuring that circular processes are built into every aspect of the manufacturing process. The future shape of retail will be different from what we have now – let’s make it a circular one.”
Mainetti has a network of 14 manufacturing and recycling operations around the world and continues to develop circular economy processes and practices to accelerate a circular economy for plastics.
Joe Murphy, Network Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, added: “We are delighted to welcome Mainetti as a Network member. Mainetti shares our belief that through the circular economy, businesses can play a vital role in meeting many of the global challenges we face today, such as climate change, and waste and pollution. Joining our network of businesses, innovators, cities and governments, universities and thought leaders, Mainetti can leverage the work it has already undertaken and collaborate with other Network organisations to develop a circular economy framework with its partners and customers.”