Aquapak Polymers Ltd, which specialises in polymer-based material technologies that can deliver both performance and environmental responsibility at scale, has today announced that it has joined WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), the climate action NGO which works around the globe to tackle the causes of the climate crisis and give the planet a sustainable future.
Through its new membership, Aquapak will also join the UK Plastics Pact, which brings together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the issue of plastic waste. Pact members are committed to eliminating problematic plastics, reducing the total amount of packaging on supermarket shelves, stimulating innovation and new business models and helping build a stronger recycling system in the UK.
Aquapak has successfully developed and commercialised Hydropol™, a highly functional, specialty environmental polymer that allows product design to support the circular economy – by enabling recycling and delivering multiple end-of-life options. It is designed to be an alternative to traditional plastics, offering their versatility and functionality but without harming the environment.
John Williams, Chief Technology Officer of Aquapak, said: “The time is right for us to join WRAP and the UK Plastics Pact. We have developed a solution in Hydropol which can play an active role in meeting the commitments of Pact members, helping reduce plastic waste and delivering products which support the circular economy thanks to its recyclability and biodegradability. We look forward to collaborating with industry members to help accelerate change and create a new generation of materials and packaging with positive end of life options.”