Leading CPG and cannabis packaging design and development company to take charge in addressing the 100,000-metric ton plastic elephant in the room

L to R: Ocean Recovery Group President, Zachary Kirstein;Ocean Recovery Group Head of Opps, Robbie Klein; Miami-Dade Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava;AE Global Managing Partner, Jeff Davimoss;4G Recycling President, Brent Kirstein

April 22, 2022 — In honor of Earth Day, AE Global (AEG), a custom packaging design company and supply chain solution provider, today announced it is joining 4G Recycling, its joint venture and event sponsor Ocean Recovery Group (ORG), and Clean Miami Beach for a beach cleanup. Together with 100 volunteers, they will clean one of the dirtiest stretches of public waterways along Interstate 195 in the heart of Miami.

Plastic waste in the cannabis industry is a growing problem, and AE Global has estimated that in North America in 2021, the sector created 100,000 metric tons of plastic waste in purchased products alone – or roughly 50,000 cars stacked on top of each other. To combat the global plastic problem, AEG recently partnered with 4G Recycling to form the joint venture, Ocean Recovery Group. ORG is a social-business enterprise that leverages over 100 years of recycling-industry experience to better collect, clean, and recycle ocean-bound plastics.

“As a CPG packaging design and development company, we are acutely aware of the growing plastic problem, both on land and in the ocean,” said AE Global Managing Partner Mike Forenza. “We want to be good stewards of sustainable practices and walk the walk. This beach cleanup with 4G Recycling, Ocean Recovery Group, and Clean Miami Beach ensures we keep our beautiful, shared beaches in our backyard pristine for everyone to enjoy.”

The inaugural beach cleanup was held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 3 PM EST at Julia Tuttle Causeway, 195 E, Miami, FL 33140.

Volunteers can reach out to info@aegpkg.com to learn more or join.

About AE Global:

AE Global is a custom packaging design company and supply chain solution provider with more than 75 years of packaging experience. The cannabis-focused division provides SSOs, MSOs and wholesale brands with proactive solutions to bring products to market from concept to execution. AEG has launched brands and innovative packaging solutions, including Curaleaf’s Select Squeeze Bottle and patented and patent-pending products EZ-Lock™ and Amplify™. AEG develops custom packaging solutions via its in-house innovation lab. AEG invests in vertically integrated manufacturing locations to promote supply chain efficiencies and bolster sustainability initiatives. AEG has partnered with 4G Recycling to form the Ocean Recovery Group (ORG), a social-business enterprise leveraging over 100 years of recycling-industry experience to better collect, clean and recycle ocean-bound plastics.