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Mondelēz commits to making all packaging recyclable by 2025

Mondelēz, the company who produces packaging for Cadbury and Oreo, have committed to making all packaging recyclable by 2025.

  • 18 October 2018
  • Rachel Cooper

Mondelēz, the company who produces packaging for Cadbury and Oreo, have committed to making all packaging recyclable by 2025.

The American multinational company will work in partnerships so that packaging can be collected and recycled in markets across the world.

The company will ensure that all paper-based packaging will be sustainably sourced by 2020 and all packaging is made with recyclable material by 2025.

They have also promised to eliminate 65 million kilograms of packaging material by 2020. This builds off the company’s success in removing 53.5 million kilograms of packaging material since 2013.

Rob Hargrove, Executive Vice President, Research, Development, Quality and Innovation, said: “As the global snacking leader, we’re committing to using sustainably-sourced materials and recyclable packaging as part of our active contribution to reduce packaging waste and establish a circular economy for packaging.”

This new initiative forms part of the company’s strategy for a circular packaging economy.

At present, an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans each year. This has resulted in over 267 species worldwide being affected and 700 species at risk of becoming extinct. It has also been reported that over 90 per cent of seabirds have plastic in their stomach.

Rob Hargrove added: “Plastic waste and its impact on the planet is a broad, systemic issue that our consumers care deeply about, and which requires a holistic response. Together with partners from across the industry, as well as public and private entities, we can help to develop practical solutions that result in a positive environmental impact.”