Frucor Suntory has committed to making 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 or earlier by pledging its support for the New Zealand Plastic Packaging Declaration.
Twelve local and international companies signed the declaration at an event in Auckland on Tuesday 5 June, World Environmental Day. In addition to Frucor Suntory, local companies include Foodstuffs, Countdown and New Zealand Post.
International companies are Amcor, Danone, L’Oreal, Mars, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever and Nestle.
Associate Environmental Minister Eugenie Sage said “signing the declaration is a significant and important step towards reducing the amount of plastic that we produce and helping end plastic pollution”.
Over the coming months, we will be releasing a range of initiatives and commitments to drive more sustainable operations and reduce our effect on the planet so watch this space.
Here is our commitment:
At Frucor Suntory, we are committed to improving our packaging choices and reducing the effect of plastic on the environment. We aim to lead and develop the best sustainable packaging systems in New Zealand, including using significantly more recycled plastic, as well as bioplastics, glass, paper fibre and aluminium. By 2025, our packaging will be 100% reusable,recyclable or compostable and will minimise food waste. In addition, we will continue to work towards our key environmental goals of zero landfill, 35% carbon footprint reduction and 20% less water use by 2030.
You can read the full Plastic Packaging Declaration here: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Waste/FINAL_NZ%20Plastic%20Packaging%20Declaration.pdf