Unilever plans to cut plastic packaging, increase recycling

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08.10.2019 − 

The consumer goods group Unilever wants to reduce its absolute consumption of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes per year by 2025. At the same time, it says it will accelerate the use of recycled plastics. In this way, the company plans to halve its consumption of primary plastics for packaging: from the current level of 700,000 tonnes per year to just 350,000 tonnes per year in 2025. The targets were included among numerous voluntary commitments announced on Monday. 

The consumer products giant reported that it was on track to meet its existing 2025 targets. In 2017, Unilever committed to using only reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging and to achieving a recycled content of at least 25 percent in its plastic packaging by the 2025 deadline.

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