The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has elected Dow chair and CEO Jim Fitterling as NAM board chair and Johnson & Johnson executive vice president and chief global supply chain officer Kathy Wengel as vice chair.
“[Fitterling and Wengel] have well-earned reputations as respected and visionary leaders of renowned global brands. We have many challenges to confront, and they will ensure our industry continues to lead our recovery and leverage new innovations to raise standards of living in America and around the world,” NAM president and CEO Jay Timmons says.
The NAM board of directors, which includes more than 200 manufacturing leaders, guides the association’s leadership in policy advocacy, workforce solutions, legal action, operational excellence, and news and insights.
By Jameson Croteau
The US State of New York is introducing two new bills to combat over-packaging, poor recycling rates and litter issues, including an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program requiring companies such as McDonald’s and Amazon to pay for the cost of packaging disposal and recycling.
The new organization’s mission is to redesign the critical steps of the plastics sorting and recycling system for post-consumer lightweight packaging (LWP) to speed up circularity, born from a need to meet the rising market demand for high-quality recyclates for use in high-end plastic applications.
Starbucks and Hubbub have launched a £1 million (US$1.22 million) “Bring It Back Fund” to increase the uptake of reusable packaging in the F&B industry. The funding will go toward innovative ideas that make it easier for customers to use alternatives to single-use packaging by supporting pilot projects that help shift consumption habits.