Can packaging go completely circular?
Kraft Heinz, an American food company, has made a pledge to make all of its packaging more sustainable. They have expanded their environmental stewardship strategy in the hope that they can reduce their waste and encourage their customers to follow suit.
Kraft Heinz has set themselves the target of going circular with their packaging. They have already exceeded their target of reducing the weight of their global packaging by 50,000 metric tonnes. But, they are now aiming to go one step further. In order to support the emergence of the circular economy, they are partnering with packaging expert to explore technical, end-of-life solutions.
Environmental stewardship refers to responsible use and protection of the natural environmentthrough conservation and sustainable practices. Kraft Heinz, have taken it upon themselves to act as such by pledging their commitments to sustainable production – by 2025 all of its packaging be recyclable, reusable or compostable.
By making such commitments, which include making its iconic Heinz Tomato Ketchup Bottles “fully circular” by 2022, Kraft Heinz is leading the way for the industry to take responsibility for their production and waste management. They are highlighting the ease in which economically-sound processes can be utilised without compromising their good quality products.
This story shows how Kraft Heinz supports Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, specifically Target 12.2: “By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.”
About Kraft Heinz
The Kraft Heinz Company is an American food company formed by the merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz in 2015. This new company became the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage companyand the third-largest in the United States!
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