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Mondelez commits to making all packaging recyclable by 2025

Mondelez commits to making all packaging recyclable by 2025

Mondelez commits to making all packaging recyclable by 2025

Mondelez International has announced a new commitment to make all packaging recyclable and all paper-based packaging sustainably sourced.

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The company is committing to making all its packaging with recyclable material by 2025; all paper-based packaging will be sustainably sourced by 2020; and 65 million kg of packaging material worldwide will be eliminated by 2020.

The company’s strategy aims to deliver against its long-term vision for zero-net waste packaging by addressing two objectives: making it easier for consumers to recycle packaging and supporting industry coalitions to improve recycling rates.

Rob Hargrove, executive vice president, research, development, quality and innovation, said: “As the global snacking leader, we’re committing to using sustainably-sourced materials and recyclable packaging as part of our active contribution to reduce packaging waste and establish a circular economy for packaging.

“Plastic waste and its impact on the planet is a broad, systemic issue that our consumers care deeply about, and which requires a holistic response. Together with partners from across the industry, as well as public and private entities, we can help to develop practical solutions that result in a positive environmental impact.”

Recycling information for consumers will be provided by 2025 to make it easy for consumers to recycle or re-use product packs after use.

Around 75% of Mondelez’s packaging is comprised of glass, paper or metal and around 70% of paper-based packaging is from recycled sources.

Recent packaging improvements at the snacking giant include:

  • In the UK, Cadbury Heroes tubs were redesigned to use 17% less plastic resulting in 30% fewer trucks to transport them.

  • In Asia, Middle East and Africa, improvements to secondary packs and shippers for chocolate products saved more than 1 million kg of corrugated paper.

  • In the USA, Oreo cookies packaging were made 23% thinner, which reduced the need for nearly 1.5 million kg of cartons annually.


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