Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
We want to contribute to a circular economy where packaging material is recycled. Our guiding principles are to make our packaging light and right while collaborating, innovating and investing to help scale enhanced systems that increase recycling rates globally.
We aim to collect plastic packaging that ends up in market and support the development of capabilities required to scale the collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure necessary for a circular pack economy. Enhanced collection systems can help lead to increased recycling rates and help reduce the risk of packaging waste in nature, or being sent to landfill and incineration. Therefore, we believe separate collection for all plastics, including flexibles is important. As such, we advocate for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes that include packaging made from flexible plastics in their collection streams.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes can help make packaging materials circular and economically viable. It is important that these schemes are designed to establish cost effective collection, sorting and recycling systems that allow recycled packaging materials to be re-used within a circular economy. To this end, Mondelez continues to invest in EPR schemes across the world.
We support an EPR-based model that allows flexible packaging to be recycled. We believe that EPR schemes should have strong environmental outcomes, be cost-effective, transparent and accountable and share financial responsibility between the industry and public authorities. We recognize that the industry can’t achieve a circular economy on its own so we support the development of optimal EPR programs through collaboration between industry and governments.
Mondelēz International is part of EPR discussions around the world that aim to achieve progress towards a circular economy and enhance the performance of waste management and recycling systems throughout the world.