13.11.2019

Unilever pledges to halve its virgin plastic packaging by 2025

Unilever has also pledged to collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells by the year 2025.

The personal care giant has also pledged to help collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells by the year 2025.

"Plastic has its place, but that place is not in the environment," said Alan Jope, Unilever CEO, in a statement."We can only eliminate plastic waste by acting fast and taking radical action at all points in the plastic cycle."

According to Unilever, its current plastic packaging footprint is around 700,000 tonnes per year, but the company has committed to slashing its virgin plastic packaging footprint to 350,000 tonnes by 2025.

"Today's announcement by Unilever is a significant step in creating a circular economy for plastic," said Ellen MacArthur, the founder of the environmental charity the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in a statement."We urge others to follow their lead, so collectively we can eliminate the plastic we don't need, innovate, so what we do need is circulated, and ultimately build an economic system where plastic packaging never becomes waste."


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