It is estimated that just 14% of plastic packaging used globally makes its way to recycling plants, a third is left in fragile ecosystems and 40% ends up in a landfill. While there is no silver bullet to fix this, we know the response from consumer goods industry is critical in determining the speed at which positive changes takes place.
From the farmers who pick our tea leaves to the shoppers who choose our brands and our employees, we aim to empower women at every point of our value chain. To mark Women's History Month this March, here are just a few examples of how we’re working with them to do so.
A ‘golden week’ of decision-making, a clear ‘North star’, and crazy goals. Just some of the lean innovation approaches that helped Sonika Malhotra and her team bring the Love Beauty and Planet brand to market in less than a year.
Like many countries, Brazil is developing its waste collection infrastructure. This is essential to produce good quality Post-Consumer Resin (PCR), which feeds back into the manufacturing process, thus ‘closing the loop’ and creating a circular economy for plastic packaging.
Nine Unilever brands have unveiled reusable packaging innovations, including new product formats. These will be trialled on LOOP™, a global, first-of-its-kind, waste-free shopping system launched today. Our Chief R&D Officer, David Blanchard, explains how it all works.