Colgate-Palmolive Commits to Recyclability of Plastics in All Packaging

As part of its commitment to protect our environment, Colgate-Palmolive has committed to 100 percent recyclability of plastics in packaging across all its product categories by 2025. The company has already made significant progress in advancing its 2020 packaging sustainability goals, and currently 98 percent of its packaging is PVC-free. Colgate’s 2017 Sustainability Report, titled “Building a Future to Smile About,” details the new recyclability goal and Colgate’s long-standing commitments, ongoing progress and latest achievements in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. In addition to our new commitment on recyclability of…

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Waitrose gives £1 million to tackle plastic pollution

Waitrose has announced a donation of half a million pounds from carrier bag levy funds to the Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Challenge Fund. Focused on supporting research into the issue of plastics in the marine environment, the Fund also aims to prevent the material finding its way into the ocean. Rob Collins, Managing Director of Waitrose, said: ‘‘We’re very pleased to be an early contributor to the Fund and wish it every success in tackling these pressing issues. It feels appropriate that our support is coming from carrier…

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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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