Big Businesses Shift Towards Corporate Sustainability

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Many big companies are changing the way they do business to bring their operations into a more sustainable business model. This futureproofing is something a lot of businesses are prioritising as they are faced with growing pressure from both governing bodies and consumers. We’d like to highlight just a few examples of the changes being made by big companies to become more environmentally friendly.

Tesco and Loop have partnered to launch the UK pilot of an e-commerce retail refillable packaging programme in an effort to cut down on the amount of packaging waste they produce. This will function similarly to a deposit-return scheme, in that consumers will pay an upfront charge that is returned to them when the packaging is returned. Consumers will be able to order a full range of products that will be delivered to them in the reusable packaging. Corporate giants being proactive in cutting down on packaging waste – we love to see it.

Tesco is not the only supermarket switching things up to become more eco-friendly as Lidl sets itself some very ambitious plastic waste reduction targets. Lidl are committing to doubling their reusable packaging options in stores by 2021, to making 100% of their own brand packaging recyclable by 2025, and to making their own brand packaging using 50% recycled material by 2025. These are some great targets, and we can’t wait to see what other changes Lidl make.

Nestlé aren’t getting left behind as they intensify their focus on becoming more sustainable. They are committing to making 100% of their packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, and to cut its use of virgin plastics in manufacturing its products by a third by the same year. Nestlé is investing an enormous sum of £30 million to shift their packaging practices towards greener alternatives. They’ve certainly got the right idea; what will Nestlé do next?

If you fancy a sustainable beer over the weekend, then Heineken is a fine choice. Heineken has rolled out across the UK its 100% plastic-free cardboard topper. This topper will feature on multipack cans of Heineken, Foster’s and Kronenbourg 1664 initially, before later being applied to all of their products. Heineken has not let the coronavirus pandemic knock them off the path of green innovation, and they are marching full steam ahead on their quest to eliminate plastic waste. Keep it up Heineken, cheers.

Fancy an ice cream with your sustainable beer? Have a magnum. Unilever have announced that their Magnum brand is turning to recycled plastic for all of its tubs, claiming they are the first brand in the ice cream industry to do so. After a pilot phase in Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, the new recycled tubs are being rolled out across the entire European market. Unilever have said they estimate Magnum will be using 160,000 kilograms of certified recycled plastic by the end of 2020. We have been told to expect the global launch of the recycled plastic tub to come in 2021 – we can’t wait.

At JBX PaperPak, we love seeing big businesses take responsibility for their own sustainability. We can’t get enough of it! It is why JBX exists; we want to help shift industry towards a sustainable economic model. Our plastic-free, recyclable and biodegradable products are the perfect way to help futureproof your business, so take a look at our store today.

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