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Joining New Plastics Economy Initiative and UK Plastics Pact

Committing to tackling plastic waste to reduce our impact on people and the planet.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Mondelēz International have joined two leading initiatives focused on tackling plastic waste and pollution, as we accelerate our efforts to reduce our impact on people and the planet.

We are now a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, as well as a participant in the New Plastics Economy Initiative, and a member of the UK Plastics Pact. The initiatives share a collective ambition to address plastic waste and pollution at its source, by moving toward a circular economy where plastic stays in the economy and out of the environment.

The announcement marks an important step forward in Mondelēz International’s ambition to create positive impact for people and planet and achieve zero-net waste packaging. As part of a longterm commitment to reduce environmental impact, the company set 2025 packaging innovation targets to ensure 100% of packaging is designed to be recycled, contains on-pack recycling information and contributes to the company’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions. Today, 93 percent of the company’s total packaging, including both plastic and non-plastic, is designed to be recycled.

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment has set ambitious 2025 targets which Mondelēz International, along with signatories from government, business and other organizations, has formally endorsed. As part of the Global Commitment, Mondelēz International will work towards the following:

  • Take action to eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging by 2025
  • 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable or recyclable
  • Use 5% recycled content (by weight) across all plastic packaging used
  • Take action to move from single-use towards reuse models where relevant

As a member of the UK Plastics Pact, which is the first in a global network of Pacts which are aligned with, and support the New Plastics Economy initiative, Mondelēz International commits to working towards delivering the UK Plastics Pact 2025 targets by:

  • Eliminating unnecessary and problematic packaging and plastic products
  • Ensuring all plastic packaging is recyclable in practice
  • Using recycled plastic in our packaging wherever possible

Joining these initiatives furthers Mondelēz International’s 2025 sustainability goals which are focused on making snacks with less energy, water and waste. These goals are designed to address climate change in a meaningful way and are based on an end-to-end, science-based approach to reducing the company’s carbon footprint, including reducing absolute CO2 emissions from manufacturing and addressing deforestation in key raw material supply chains.