Alaska Milk Corporation signs MOA with PCX to achieve Net Zero Plastic Waste certification
PCX recently sealed a partnership with Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC), an operating company of Royal FrieslandCampina, as part of the latter’s efforts to attain a net-zero footprint by the end of 2022. The agreement will ensure that AMC will take responsibility for 604 tons of plastic waste generated from 2021. This is but a part of the company’s larger sustainability goals as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
The Memorandum of Agreement was signed by Nanette Medved-Po, PCX Founder and Executive Chair, and Tarang Gupta, AMC Managing Director, with FrieslandCampina Food and Beverage President Roel van Neerbos. AMC’s SVP for Asia, Harvey B. Uong, and PCX Sustainability Campaign Manager, Meg Anne Santos, were also present as witnesses.
Gupta shared that AMC recognizes its significant role in controlling plastic waste. “Alaska Milk Corporation’s sustainability efforts don’t stop at attaining the plastic neutral status by the end of this year. Moving forward, our organization will continue to maximize our efforts in addressing plastic pollution.”
AMC aims to co-process, upcycle, or recycle 873 tons of plastic waste to achieve its net-zero goal. Aside from working with PCX, AMC will be having its own projects such as the Alaska Wrapper Redemption Program and partnership with D&G Pacific Corporation for the establishment of a multi-layered upcycling facility in the Philippines.
“We commend Alaska Milk Corporation’s bold commitment to achieve Net-Zero Plastic Waste certification by the end of 2022 through the clean-up of 100% of their plastic footprint,” said Nanette Medved-Po during the MOA signing event. “With the cooperation of businesses like AMC, local communities, and the government, our goals to end the plastic waste crisis within our lifetimes becomes more possible.”
To date, PCX has diverted 31,408,950 kilos of post-consumer plastic waste away from landfills and oceans and back into the circular economy.
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