Each year, over 300 million tons of plastic are produced — and around 50% of that is dedicated to single-use products like packaging. Plastic pollution kills 1 million marine animals every year, it contributes to the emission of greenhouse gases at each point of its life cycle, and only 9% of all plastic produced ends up being recycled. Take into consideration that the average plastic bottle can take hundreds of years to break down, and it becomes alarmingly clear that plastic is an omnipresent threat all over the globe.
Single-use plastic packaging dominates the consumer goods industry, but we’re innovating out of products that contain plastics and into products designed for circularity: plastic-reducing and plastic-free containers that are refillable and reusable. In 2022, we’re plastic neutral – and by 2025, we’ll be completely plastic-free. Read on to learn the steps we’re taking to achieve our plastic-free goals – plus some tips to reduce your plastic usage at home.