US Corporations Form Packaging Trade OrganizationThe new group, called Ameripen, will address public policies that impact the packaging industry and the world environment. The group was formed to represent the interests of the packaging industry, which includes raw material producers, packaging manufacturers / printers, packaging users and fillers, retailers, and material recovery / recycling companies.
The corporate founders include large Fortune 500 companies like Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, ConAgra Foods, Dow Chemical, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, Kellogg, MeadWestvaco, Procter & Gamble, Sealed Air Corporation, and Tetra Pak.
Ameripen plans to advocate packaging policy developments in North America, focusing on measures that are environmentally and economically sound, as well as socially responsible.
“Ameripen will further enhance the packaging value chain’s commitment to continuously improving its sustainability profile and reducing packaging waste,” said Joan Pierce, Ameripen president. “The organization will play an instrumental role in conveying this message to opinion leaders in North America and ensuring that participants in the packaging value chain have maximum scope to innovate, compete and operate in a resource-efficient way.”