Robert Flores is the Vice President of Sustainability at Berry Global. Flores is leading the Company’s efforts to achieve their ambitious Impact 2025 sustainability strategy. This strategy includes 100% of the fast-moving consumer goods packaging Berry produces to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable and have an average of 10% recycled content as well as reducing Scope 1+2 greenhouse gas emissions by 25% versus a 2016 baseline. Flores works with many other global sustainability leaders as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy working group and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. As a long-time recycling advocate, Flores has been an active member of the Association of Plastic Recyclers since 2009, and has subsequently worked with several other local, national, and global organizations to foster a circular economy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of society. While the role of plastics in the world has been challenged for decades, the plastics industry has been a leader, a partner, a helper, a live-saver, a ground-breaker during one of the greatest public-health and economic crisis to date. Listen to these panelists describe their vital roles in combating this paramount threat to public health, and what can be expected as the “next normal.”