Yum China launches plastic reduction and sustainable packaging initiatives
Yum, the operator of fast-food chain KFC and restaurant brand Pizza Hut announced new environmentally friendly packaging initiatives that are expected to reduce its amount of non-degradable plastics by approximately 8,000 tonnes annually starting this year. Some of the initiatives include replacing existing plastic packaging with paper straws, paper bags, and biodegradable plastic bags. The company stated that the new initiatives align with its packaging strategy, which aims to achieving a 30% reduction in non-degradable plastic packaging weight by 2025.
Study says that compostable bags are ‘most cost-effective option’ for food waste collection
A research project analyzed the best options for food waste collection by testing a variety of caddy liners. The study was compiled and recently published by the consultancy Sancroft International. It shows a detailed cost analysis of the implications of the different food waste caddy liners – including PE bags, compostable plastic bags, paper bags and no bags – to determine the best option for the impending food waste collection system.
Henkel delivered almost 700 million 100% recycled plastic bottles to Europe’s market
Henkel is reaching a milestone in its engagement for sustainable packaging: The company used almost 700 million bottles made of 100 percent recycled plastics for Laundry & Home Care products in Europe – more than 400 million alone in 2020. The company is working towards the ambitious target to reduce the amount of virgin plastic from fossil sources in its consumer product packaging by 50 percent by 2025. In order to reach this goal, Henkel aims to increase the proportion of recycled plastics to more than 30 percent by 2025, reduce the absolute plastic volume and increase the use of bio-based plastics. In addition, 100 percent of Henkel’s packaging will be recyclable or reusable.