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Henkel commit to 100% recyclable packaging by 2025

Henkel have committed to making their packaging 100 per cent recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

  • 05 September 2018
  • Rachel Cooper

Henkel have committed to making their packaging 100 per cent recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

The German-based consumer brand, who manufacturer for brands such as Persil and Schwarzkopf, have introduced the idea to reduce the amount of plastic waste, a big problem that weighs heavy on the consumer industry.

Henkel said in a statement: “Progress towards sustainable packaging will only be possible if organisations from across industries and along the value chain work together. That’s why Henkel is collaborating with a variety of partners to drive innovation in packaging development and promote improved recycling infrastructure.”

Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Sustainability, said: “Only by reusing and recycling as much material as possible will we be able to live well within the resource limits of our planet. This concept is at the heart of our approach to sustainable packaging.”

Henkel are making a pledge of sustainability to promote the circular economy. To ensure they achieve this they have set a number of targets including running on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 and reducing their carbon footprint by 75 per cent by 2030.

As environmental frontrunners they have already made progress towards these targets reducing waste per tonne of product by 32 per cent. They also partnered with Waste Free Oceans to manufacture bottles made from ocean plastic.

The company joins a number of manufacturers including Coca-Cola who are also making promises to provide sustainable packaging.