Consumer backlash against unsustainable packaging despite industry efforts to improve

The vast majority of British consumers still think companies use too much packaging despite industry evidence showing a slight reduction in materials used to deliver products. New research of 2,000 adults across the UK commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), found that 85 per cent of consumers still believe companies use too much packaging, slightly down from research commissioned 12 months ago when the figure stood at 88 per cent. Amazon has come ranked as the worst offender for excess packaging, among 52 per cent of those polled.…

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The Ferrero Group Unveils New Packaging Goal As It Releases Its 10th Corporate Social Responsibility Report

The Ferrero Group releases its 10th Corporate Social Responsibility Report and announces a new commitment to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Through the 10th CSR Report, Ferrero once again demonstrates its commitment to positively contributing to the planet and the people it works with through its social responsibility strategy: “Sharing values to create value”.  The new commitment on packaging further enhances the Ferrero approach to the continuous improvement of our packaging footprint and it fits into our strategy aimed at minimizing our environmental impact, from…

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John Lewis & Partners tests blueprint to encourage customers to ‘reduce, reuse and return’ packaging

John Lewis & Partners has launched a major pilot at its Oxford shop to encourage a ‘reduce, reuse & return’ culture among customers which could provide a blueprint for other shops.  The pilot will test eight ways in which the retailer and its customers can reduce their impact on the planet, potentially saving thousands of tonnes of plastic and packaging from going to landfill.    In a first for a department store, the shop has removed 5p plastic carrier bags to reduce the amount of plastic it produces.  The retailer…

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Hasbro to Phase Out Plastic from New Toy and Game Packaging

Hasbro, Inc. has announced that, beginning in 2020, it plans to begin phasing out plastic from new product packaging, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets and blister packs. The company’s ambition is to eliminate virtually all plastic in packaging for new products by the end of 2022. “Removing plastic from our packaging is the latest advancement in our more than decade-long journey to create a more sustainable future for our business and our world,” said Brian Goldner, Chairman and CEO, Hasbro. “We have an experienced,…

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Solero trials first ever wrapper-less multipack to help reduce plastic use in the home

Unilever has announced the launch of the first wrapper-less ice-cream multipack for Solero Organic Peach, with 35% less plastic compared to the original Solero Organic pack with individual plastic wrappers. The new, innovative box has built-in compartments, so the individual ice creams can be inserted, without a plastic wrapper, and the box can be widely recycled in the UK. Made from a specially designed PE (Polyethylene) coated cardboard, the design ensures Solero lovers can enjoy the ice lollies without compromising on the quality of the ice cream. This trial is…

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