Multinational consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble has announced it plans to make all of its brand packaging recyclable or reusable by 2030 as part of its new environment strategy.
The consumer goods company has published its ‘Ambition 2030’ plan, which sets out its goals to be more environmentally friendly with a focus on its brands, supply chain, employees and society at large.
With regards to its supply chain, P&G also said it would reduce its environmental footprint and strive for circular solutions.
Environmental Track Record
The company established its last set of environmental goals back in 2010 with the deadline of 2020. Since then it has reduced absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 16%, reduced water use in manufacturing facilities by 27% and achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill for more than 80% of manufacturing sites.
The new plan looks beyond the company to also involve as many as five billion people it serves, including its consumers and partners.
P&G will also seek to collaborate with industry, governments, civil society groups, and academics to achieve a greater impact.
“We are committed to making a positive impact, but we cannot do it alone so in April 2018, we announced ‘Ambition 2030’, our 2030 environmental sustainability goals that embody our commitment to enabling and inspiring a positive impact in the world while creating value for consumers, partners and the company,” P&G said.
The company's competitor Unilever has also been vocal on the issues surrounding sustainable plastic packaging and recycling. It recently entered into a partnership to convert plastic PET waste back into virgin grade material for use in food packaging.
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