How brands are responding to the plastic debate

Posted on 01/02/2018 · Posted in Mapping The Plastic Debate

In this rolling update, we will detail the way both big and small brands (operating in the Food & Drink industry) are responding to consumer, industry and government demands to reduce plastic use.

26th April 2018 – BBC News reported that more than 40 companies, including Coca-Cola and Asda, have signed up to a pact to eliminate single-use plastic packaging. These companies have also signed up to make 100% of their packaging both recyclable and compostable by 2025.

28th February 2018 The Guardian reported that PG Tips has eradicated polypropylene from its tea bags, making them fully biodegradable in a bid to cut down on plastic pollution. The new teabags will be on sale from next week.

23rd January 2018 FoodBev Media reported that Unilever CEO Paul Polman has called on the food and drink industry to address the issue of single-use plastics, a year after Unilever committed to ensure 100% of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

22nd January 2018 The Grocer reported that Coca Cola aims to collect and recycle a bottle or can for each one it sells by 2030, in a bid to reduce plastic waste.

19th January 2018 The Times reported that Danone’s Evian has pledged to make all its water bottles from 100 per cent recycled plastic by 2025.

26th October 2017 The Times reported that the manufacturer of Lucozade and Ribena will shortly be making its bottles easier to recycle.