Toray Plastics (America) has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalaition (SPC), a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. Toray Plastics (America) launched its sustainability initiative in 2004. The program involves operating one of the larger solar farms in Rhode Island and two co-generation plants, zero landfill, waste recycling, and energy and water conservation.

The company is also a leader in the manufacture of ultra-thin, biobased, solvent-free, and PVdC-free films. Research continues on other sustainability programs and the development of 100 percent biodegradable films. 

"Toray's collaborative, innovative spirit makes them a perfect fit for the SPC,” says Adam Gendell, associate director of the SPC. “We look forward to working with the Toray sustainability team in the future."

Adds Chris Nothnagle, senior director of corporate marketing at Toray Plastics (America): “The Toray team is eager to help further the SPC’s goals by engaging with the organization’s leadership and members and contributing its knowledge and insights.”