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Video: Tackling Hard-to-Recycle Plastic Waste | One Take With Ron Cotterman

Video: Tackling Hard-to-Recycle Plastic Waste | One Take With Ron Cotterman

Published 12-05-22

Submitted by Sealed Air

Sealed Air is driving the packaging industry in creating circular value chains that prevent waste, enable recovery of materials, and reduce dependence on natural resources. The company’s Vice President of Sustainability Innovation & Strategy, Ron Cotterman, talked to the Alliance to End Plastic Waste about circularity. Watch the interview here.

Food prep packages

From improved recycling methods to digital watermarks that help get used plastic packaging back into the circular economy, Cotterman seeks materials and technologies that can keep hard-to-recycle packaging waste out of the environment. “I believe very strongly about conservation of resources. I believe in protecting people. And I believe in protecting nature,” Cotterman says. “By eliminating plastic waste, you actually do all three of those things."

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Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) is in business to protect, solve critical packaging challenges, and make our world better than we find it. Our automated packaging solutions promote a safer, more resilient, and less wasteful global food supply chain, enable e-commerce, and protect goods transported worldwide.

Our globally recognized brands include CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging, AUTOBAG® brand automated systems, BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, SEE Automation™ solutions, and prismiq™ smart packaging solutions.

SEE’s Operating Model, together with our industry-leading expertise in materials, engineering and technology, create value through more sustainable, automated, and digitally connected packaging solutions.

We are leading the packaging industry in creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future and have pledged to design or advance 100% of our packaging materials to be recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a bolder goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions in our global operations by 2040. Our Global Impact Report highlights how we are shaping the future of the packaging industry. We are committed to a diverse workforce and caring, inclusive culture through our 2025 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pledge.

SEE generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2021 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 114 countries/territories. To learn more, visit

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