Mars® bar to be certified carbon neutral by January 2023

Adam Grant, General Manager, Mars Wrigley UK has announced in a letter on their website that the iconic Mars Bar will be carbon neutral by January 2023, copied below. Today we have announced that all Mars bars sold in the UK and Ireland will be certified as carbon neutral by 2023. That’s over 200 million bars sold in the UK and Ireland every single year that will be carbon neutral. This is expected to be roughly equivalent to charging more than 13 billion smartphones, or the same amount of carbon…

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Berry Global and Mars, Incorporated Announce the Launch of Recycled Content Packaging

Berry Global Group, Inc. is collaborating with snack and treats leader Mars, Incorporated to launch its popular pantry-sized treats in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) jars that have been optimized to be lighter weight and include 15% post-consumer resin (PCR). With the shared mission of creating more sustainable packaging solutions, Berry and Mars will launch the new jars for the M&M’S®, SKITTLES®, and STARBURST® brands later this month. The easy-grip square jars are produced at Berry’s manufacturing facility, using a single-pellet, food-grade resin to assure a clean, consistent substrate sourced from mechanical…

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Fairtrade, ECOOKIM and Mars launch groundbreaking new livelihoods improvement program in Abidjan, supporting 5,000 ECOOKIM cocoa farmers on a path to a living income by 2030

Mars, Incorporated, ECOOKIM and Fairtrade launched a groundbreaking new cocoa farmer livelihoods improvement program — Livelihoods Ecosystem Advancement Program (LEAP) – in what they believe could be one of the industry’s most comprehensive efforts to date designed to address persistent barriers to cocoa farmers’ ability to achieve a living income. The program was co-created by ECOOKIM farmer members, Mars and Fairtrade and aims to support 5,000 smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire on a path to a living income by 2030.  The findings from the initiative will be used to create a…

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Mars and Rubicon Halloween 2022 Innovation: Tackling Packaging Waste

As Halloween approaches, Mars has again put the consumer first by introducing an innovative collaboration to minimize wrapper waste this Halloween season. Working with leading digital waste and recycling solutions provider Rubicon Technologies, Inc., Mars will offer specially designed, recyclable, trick-or-treating bags throughout October as an expansion of Rubicon’s existing Trick or Trash™ campaign. The collaboration aims to give Halloween lovers a simple, fun, and free way to tackle wrapper waste by providing trick-or-treat bags with a prepaid postage stamp and simple three-step instructions on how to return it for…

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Mars Pledges Fresh Climate Action to Achieve Net Zero Emissions Across Full Value Chain

Mars, Incorporated has announced its commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its full value chain by 2050, aligning with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 °C. This stepped-up commitment follows findings in the July Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report which reinforced the urgency of achieving net zero globally to prevent the worst impacts of global warming – a critical focus of next month’s COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow. Mars is joining the Science Based Targets…

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