Campbell Soup Company has announced that it plans to transition 100% of packaging to recyclable or industrially compostable designs and materials by 2030.
The move is a part of its new packaging sustainability goals to reduce packaging waste by increasing circularity, which will in turn increase the life cycle material and out of landfills.
In addition, the company said that it plans to increase and incorporate at least 25% post-consumer recycled content into its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles by 2030.
“Our new packaging commitments provide a roadmap to further reduce the environmental impact of our packaging over time and build upon our history of sustainability," said Craig Slavtcheff, executive vice president, Global Research and Development.
The American processed food and snack company said that it will also endeavour to increase recycling rates by adding the How2Recycle label to all packaging by 2022.
Campbell Soup Company said that it will also advance the development of infrastructure aimed at improving the collection and recycling of packaging through investments and building partnerships with peers and industry groups.
The company noted that in 2019 it redesigned its Kettle Brand chip bags, which resulted in a 43% reduction in plastic and will keep two million pounds of plastic out of landfills each year.
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