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    Sustainable Times - Issue 20

    Friday, January 19, 2024

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    APC has recently received ISCC+ Certification for 5 of its Centers of Excellence which include Columbus and Deforest, WI, Chili and Rochester, NY, and Story City, IA. This certification allows APC to source and convert advanced recycled resins and films for use in the manufacture of customer products requiring circular content and tracks the usage through a mass-balance accounting process. Unlike traditional mechanically recycled content, the advanced recycled process converts materials to the molecular level offering a feedstock that can be used to produce new plastic materials with properties equal to virgin plastic. This certification provides an additional and complementary option to mechanically recycled materials for those customers wishing to utilize circular content. The inclusion of recycled content is beneficial promoting circularity, reducing the use of virgin plastics, and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.


    A growing number of brand owners have taken on ambitious goals to reduce their emissions with the focus on reducing global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial times. The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is the corporate climate action NGO that works to review company emissions data and established targets for compliance as well as monitoring the progress of those reduction on an annual basis. Reductions in Scope 3 emissions related to the supply chain are a major focus as this category is often the largest contributor to company emissions. This category includes purchased goods and services, capital goods, inbound and outbound transportation, waste, and employee commuting, business travel, and related categories. As brand owners work to reduce their overall emissions, they are pressuring their supply chain to follow similar measures and work to reduce their emissions.

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