Unilever North America announced that 50 percent of the plastic used in its packaging will come from post-consumer recycled content. Unilever made the announcement last week during the Walmart Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting in Arkansas.
In 2017, Unilever made the commitment to ensure that all its plastic packaging will be designed to be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. To help create an end market for this material, the company also committed to increase the recycled plastic content in its packaging to at least 25 percent by 2025.
Unilever also has been working with How2Recycle to address recycling confusion, and by 2021, How2Recycle instruction labels will be on all Unilever North America packaging.
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Fifty percent of the plastic used in Unilever North America packaging will come from post-consumer recycled content by the end of the year.
President Amanda Sourry announced this and other plans Wednesday at the Walmart Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting in Bentonville, Ark.
“We know that the response from the consumer goods industry is critical in determining the speed that positive change takes place around plastic packaging, and using less, better, or no plastics is a priority at Unilever,” said Sourry. “Today, we are significantly accelerating our plastic packaging commitments in North America and are thrilled to be working alongside other industry leaders like Walmart to push these initiatives forward.”