Mondelēz International to make all packaging recyclable
Mondelēz International has announced a new commitment to make all packaging recyclable and provide recycling information by 2025.
The company will work in partnerships so that packaging can be collected and recycled in markets around the world.
This new commitment is part of the company’s strategy for a circular packaging economy and will help deliver its long-term vision for zero-net waste packaging.
The company’s new strategy will address two objectives: making it easier for consumers to recycle packaging and supporting industry coalitions to improve recycling rates.
As part of this, the company is committed to: ensure all paper-based packaging is sustainably sourced by 2020; have recycling information provided for customers; and to support industry coalitions and public-private partnerships to develop waste-management infrastructure to reduce wate and improve real-world 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.”