Mondelēz International commits to making all packaging recyclable by 2025
Snacking giant aims to eliminate 65 million kilograms of packaging by 2020.
- All packaging will be made with recyclable material by 2025. The company will provide design guidelines for circular economy to packaging developers, set priorities and identify materials to use or avoid across its packaging range.
- All paper-based packaging will be sustainably sourced by 2020.
- 65 million kilograms of packaging material worldwide will be eliminated by 2020. This builds off the company’s success in removing 53.5 million kilograms of packaging material since 2013 and is consistent with its commitment to use the right amount of material to keep products fresh and safe while minimizing the amount of packaging used.
- Recycling information for consumers will be provided by 2025. The company will work to make it easy for consumers to recycle or reuse product packs after use given the vast array of local recycling systems around the world.
- The company will support industry coalitions and public-private partnerships to develop vital waste-management infrastructure to reduce waste and improve real-world recycling rates.
- In the U.K., Cadbury Heroes tubs were redesigned to use 17 percent less plastic resulting in 30 percent fewer trucks to transport them.
- In Asia, Middle East and Africa, improvements to secondary packs and shippers for chocolate products saved more than 1 million kilograms of corrugated paper.
- In the U.S., Oreo cookies packaging were made 23 percent thinner, which reduced the need for nearly 1.5 million kilograms of cartons annually.