World Envi­ron­ment Day 2020: ALPLA sup­por­ting three organisations

ALPLA employees doing their bit for envi­ron­mental protection

Hard, 4 June 2020 – ALPLA, the global spe­cia­list for pack­a­ging solu­tions and recy­cling, is not allowing the coro­na­virus pan­demic to stand in the way of its good habits. To mark World Envi­ron­ment Day on 5 June, the family-owned enter­prise is making dona­tions to NGOs and initia­ting employee activities.

In what has become some­thing of a valued tra­di­tion for many ALPLA employees, clean-up cam­paigns and envi­ron­mental pro­tec­tion acti­vi­ties will be taking place at many of the 181 plants in 46 coun­tries on World Envi­ron­ment Day. Once again this year, manage­ment is cal­ling upon staff to get active – as long as the cur­rent situa­tion allows them to do so and the health of those who take part is not put at risk. ‘The clean-ups will the­re­fore extend into autumn, but this is by no means affec­ting the employees’ level of com­mit­ment,’ says a moti­vated Chris­toph Hoff­mann, Director of Stra­tegy, Sus­taina­bi­lity & Cir­cular Eco­nomy, fol­lowing initial feed­back from the ALPLA regions.

Finan­cial sup­port for NGOs
ALPLA is also sup­por­ting three orga­ni­sa­tions finan­cially. The idea behind the non-profit orga­ni­sa­tion One Tree Planted is simple – plant a tree and do the envi­ron­ment and cli­mate some good and pro­tect bio­di­ver­sity. ALPLA is making it pos­sible for 5,000 sap­lings to be planted. The plastics spe­cia­list is addi­tio­nally making a dona­tion to The Great Bubble Bar­rier and to Plastic Collec­tive. The Great Bubble Bar­rier has set itself the goal of fre­eing rivers and canals of waste plastic with the help of a bar­rier created out of bub­bles, while Plastic Collec­tive is hel­ping to make mate­rials recy­cling a reco­gnised and viable busi­ness model in remote or dis­ad­van­taged regions through trai­ning and by pro­vi­ding the necessary equipment.

5 June: World Envi­ron­ment Day
In 1972, the United Nations declared ‘World Envi­ron­ment Day’ on the ope­ning day of the first Con­fe­rence on the Human Envi­ron­ment in Stock­holm. Since 1974, around 150 coun­tries have been cele­bra­ting the day with events and cam­paigns. This year, World Envi­ron­ment Day is shi­ning a spot­light on the topic of bio­di­ver­sity with its motto of ‘Time for Nature’. The web­site states that bio­di­ver­sity is an urgent and exis­ten­tial issue. The orga­nisers argue that this is clearly borne out by dis­as­ters such as the bush fires in Aus­tralia, locust infe­sta­tions in Africa and the coro­na­virus pandemic.

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About the ALPLA Group:
ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging. Around 20,800 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and moulded parts at 181 sites across 46 countries. The high-quality packaging is used in a wide range of areas, including for food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household detergents, washing and cleaning agents, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.
ALPLA operates its own recycling plants for PET and HDPE in Austria, Poland and Spain, and in the form of joint ventures in Mexico and Germany. By signing the New Plastics Economy’s Global Commitment in October 2018, ALPLA pledged to achieve certain goals by 2025: all packaging solutions are to be fully recyclable and the volume of recycled materials is to increase to 25 per cent of the total materials used. A sum of 50 million euros has been earmarked for ALPLA’s expansion of its recycling activities.

Enquiry infor­ma­tion for editorial:
ALPLA, Alex­andra Dittrich (PR & Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions), tel.: +43 (0)5574 6021 083, email:
Pzwei. Pres­se­ar­beit, Werner F. Sommer, tel.: +43 (0)699 1025 4817, email: