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Four new ways Unilever is rethinking plastic packaging

Published: 15/03/2021

In October 2019, Unilever announced bold commitments to halve the use of virgin plastic in packaging and remove more than 100,000 tonnes of plastic entirely by 2025.

The aim is to ensure that all the company’s plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable.

With ambitious plans to transform the use of plastic and cut waste in the company’s packaging, here are some recent innovations that are helping Unilever make progress towards a truly circular economy:

  • Lipton Tea: moving to plant-based tea bags globally
  • Knorr: new pouch for Knorr products, made from three layers of the same polypropylene material, making it easier to recycle
  • Hellman’s: introducing 100% recycled and recyclable bottles across Europe and globally by 2022

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