As the advanced manufacturing partner of choice, we are committed to exploring innovative practices as we sustainably build products that improve people’s lives.
That is why we recently partnered with 10 other Ellen MacArthur Foundation members, including Microsoft, Anthesis Group, BASF, Berry Global Inc., CHEP, Cisco, SCG, Mainetti, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., and WSP, to research and experiment how to combat plastic waste from stretch wraps. This waste commonly comes from the wraps used to hold products on pallets.
Named the Stretch Wrap Alternative Project (SWAP), we were one of the working groups who explored circular alternatives, focusing on reuse, recycling, and composting options. The aim was to assess whether these solutions were technically feasible, scalable, and commercially viable while reducing the environmental impact when compared with the current stretch wrap option.
To read the collective findings of the group, please download the SWAP white paper.