Nestlé aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

Nestlé today announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. Nestlé believes that there is an urgent need to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment. Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said, “Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today. Tackling it requires a collective approach. We are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle. Our ambition is…

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Aldi Commits To Being Founding Member Of Wrap’s New Plastics Initiative

Aldi has pledged its support for WRAP’s new cross-sector initiative to transform the UK plastics system and tackle plastic pollution. The initiative aligns with Aldi’s own packaging reduction strategy, with Aldi also announcing it will ensure that all packaging on its own-label products will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022. To achieve this goal, Aldi has announced that it plans to scrap 5p carrier bags as part of its work to cut the amount of packaging and plastics used by both its business and its customers. The supermarket will…

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Unilever calls for accelerated industry action on packaging waste

Unilever today called for the consumer goods industry to step-up its efforts to tackle the mounting challenge of ocean plastic waste and create a circular economy for plastics. One year after Unilever made its industry-leading commitment to ensure 100% of its plastic packaging was fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, CEO Paul Polman welcomed news that 10 companies have made similar pledges. He urged more to step forward to accelerate the industry’s progress towards the circular economy and address plastic leakage into the world’s natural systems including waterways and…

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EU Launch Factsheet on new plastics proposals

Questions & Answers: A European strategy for plastics European Commission – Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 16 January 2018 Questions & Answers: A European strategy for plastics Why do we need a European strategy for plastics? Plastics are everywhere but too much of it is used only once before thrown away. It ends up polluting the environment, depriving the economy of a valuable resource. According to estimates, only 5% of the value of plastic packaging material retains in the economy, the rest is lost after a very short first-use. The annual bill…

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EU Launches New Strategy to “protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries”

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, recently adopted, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the way products are designed, produced, used, and recycled in the EU and by taking the lead in this transition, we will create new investment opportunities and jobs. Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU…

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