Beverage Packaging - Unilever Vows To Cut Virgin Plastic Use In Half

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Beverage Packaging - Unilever Vows To Cut Virgin Plastic Use In Half

Beverage Packaging - Unilever Vows To Cut Virgin Plastic Use In Half

Unilever, a European consumer goods leader with brands including Dove, Knorr, Hellmann's, Suave, Vaseline, and many others, has vowed the company will cut its use of virgin plastic in half by 2025.

 
According to reports, Unilever uses approximately 700,000 tons of virgin plastic each year in its products' packaging.  In order to reach the company's goal of halving this use over the next six years, it will be necessary to reduce virgin plastic packaging use by 100,000 tons each year during this time period.
 
Alan Jope, Unilever chief executive said, "Plastic has its place, but that place is not in the environment."  The company is dedicated to helping collect and process over 600,000 tons per year of plastic packaging, which is more than it sells.  By investing in recycling infrastructure and collection, the company hopes to contribute to the accessibility of recycled plastic and will take part in strategies wherein packaging producers pay for collection.
 
Jope said Unilever's pledge to cut virgin plastic use in half requires essential reconsideration in the company's approach to products and packaging, and the introduction of new and innovative packaging materials.
 
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