Unilever to halve use of new plastic as uproar over waste grows
By Thomas Buckley - Oct 10th, 10:28
Unilever pledged to halve its use of newly made plastic by 2025 as the consumer-goods industry wrestles with growing criticism of the environmental impact of throwaway packaging.
The maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream said it will reduce its overall use of plastic by 100 000 tons yearly and step up recycling to achieve the goal.
Food and beverage companies face growing pressure from shoppers and environmental groups such as Greenpeace to curb their use of plastic as more of it ends up polluting the world’s oceans. Nestlé SA has unveiled paper wrapping for Yes fruit and nut bars and pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
Unilever previously made similar commitments. As it pursues the new goals, the company said it’s testing new ways of reducing plastic in containers for products such as laundry detergent and shampoo, including setting up refill stations or selling concentrated versions of the contents.
Coca-Cola introduces sustainable packaging solution for multipacks
26/11/2019 - 10:40
Coca-Cola is rolling a new paperboard solution for multipacks of cans as part of its drive to eliminate plastic and use more sustainable packaging in its supply chain.
SAB rolls out SA's first environmentally friendly labels on beer products
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SAB is one of the only businesses in the world, and the first in South Africa, to introduce environmentally friendly Core Linerless Solutions® labels for its product packaging.
Woolworths boosts Earth Friendly range and launches plastic alternative products
12/11/2019 - 14:01
More than ten years ago, Woolworths pioneered its own label of eco-friendly products in South Africa with the launch of its Earth Friendly range of household cleaning products.
Sustainable packaging set to become battleground for premium alcohol producers
23/10/2019 - 11:10
As ethical credentials become increasingly prominent markers of quality, sustainable packaging is likely to become a battleground for premium alcohol beverage brands, according to analytics company GlobalData.
Pick n Pay rolls out R4 lifetime reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles
20/09/2019 - 14:14
Pick n Pay is rolling out its new budget green People n Planet reusable bag nationally after a successful trial with customers earlier this year. The bag is expected to be in all stores by mid-October.