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ALDI, Inc.

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By 2025, 100 percent of ALDI packaging, including plastic packaging, will have reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.

By 2020, implement an initiative to make private-label product packaging easier for customers to reuse.

Albertsons Companies

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100% of packaging will be recyclable, reusable, or industrially compostable by 2025

Amazon.com, Inc.

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We continue to pursue multi-year waste reduction initiatives under our Frustration-Free Packaging Program to promote easy-to-open, 100% recyclable packaging and to ship products in their own packages without additional shipping boxes.

In 2017, we announced our commitment to a closed-loop supply chain—where products are made using recycled or renewable materials only. And where we return an equivalent amount of material back to the market to be used by us or others.

We hold ourselves to a strict definition of closed loop: To meet our goal, we must use 100 percent responsibly sourced recycled or renewable materials and ensure the equivalent amount is returned to market.

Barilla America

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The Group is also committed to ensuring that its packaging is recyclable, preferably by using recyclable materials, where the organoleptic characteristics of the product permit.

Campbell Soup Company

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Our supporting 2020 goals, which track back to a FY2008 baseline, keep us continually focused on building sustainable business models. They include:
– Deliver 100% of global packaging from sustainable materials (renewable, recyclable, or from recycled content)

Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

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Ensure greater than 95% of global product packaging is recyclable by 2025.


Cisco Systems Inc.

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Once basic packaging and material requirements have been met, Cisco evaluates four additional aspects of environmental package design:

• Packaging material optimization: Designing a package that adequately protects the product from transport damage or waste while optimizing the volume of material and complying with all relevant environmental regulations.

• Space efficiency optimization: Designing a package that optimizes space/cube efficiency during transport.

• Optimizing distribution: Designing the product for distribution in order to further reduce the amount of packaging material used and/or GHG emitted in transportation.

• Environmentally friendly materials: Including recycled content and recyclability in product designs.


Clorox Company, The

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By 2020, we seek to have more that 90% of all our products in recyclable primary packaging.

Colgate-Palmolive Company

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100 percent recyclability of the plastic we use in our packaging across all categories by 2025.

Costco Wholesale

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We continue to explore options in every category with a solid focus on labeling for recycling, reduction of materials, compostable solutions and recyclability.

Danone North America

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Our goal for 2025 is for every piece of packaging—from bottle caps to yogurt cups—to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable.

Ensure 100% of Dell packaging is either recyclable or compostable [by 2020].

We have set four sustainable packaging targets to be achieved by 2020.

– Reduce total packaging weight by 15%

– Increase recycled content to 45%

– Make 100% of our packaging recyclable or reusable

– Sustainably source all our paper and board packaging to ensure zero net deforestation.

Ensure 100% of the plastic we use is designed to be widely recyclable (or reusable/compostable), using plastics that allow for increased consumer recycling rates [by 2025].

Dunkin' Brands, Inc.

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We evaluate our packaging on an ongoing basis with suppliers and discuss opportunities to decrease the amount of material in our packaging; increase the amount of recycled and/or certified material in our packaging; and find packaging options that are recyclable, compostable, biodegradable or a combination of those.

Estée Lauder Companies, The

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Our sustainable packaging approaches include: – Low-impact sourcing: Making sustainability one of the essential criteria in purchasing decisions, along with quality, price and innovation. This will ensure a “least-carbon intensive” approach throughout our supply chain.

– Bio-sourcing: Taking advantage of advances in bio-sourced materials, especially as replacements for oil/gas derived plastics.

– Recycling: Substituting some part of virgin content for recycled content.

– Material substitution: Using components made from less carbon-intensive materials.

– Recyclable packaging: Identifying opportunities to pursue recyclable primary packaging, as well as inserts.

– Elimination: We are identifying and striving to eliminate components within our packaging where possible.


Fabri-Kal Corporation

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Greenware products are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) for compostability. Greenware PLA products meet international standard ASTM 6400 for compostability and Greenware Fiber products meet international standard ASTM 6868 for compostability. Greenware products are compostable in actively managed municipal or industrial facilities, which may not be available in your area. Recent data suggests that facilities that recycle PET cups and containers are available to a substantial majority of U.S. consumers.

Frontier Co-op

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We track the impact of our packaging with three metrics – recyclability, amount of recycled content and the total amount of packaging material we use.

General Mills, Inc.

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100 percent of our packaging be recyclable by design by 2030.

Grove Collaborative

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Whether it’s Preserve toothbrush handles made from recycled yogurt cups or Seventh Generation bath tissue made from post consumer recycled content, we look for brands with a commitment to recycling.

IBM wishes to reduce or eliminate the use of non-recyclable packaging materials and packaging materials compositions that hinder recycling.

J. M. Smucker Company, The

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We strive to increase our recyclable packaging content while reducing the package-to-product ratio.

Johnson & Johnson

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2020 Goals: Increase the recyclability of our Consumer product packaging to 90+ percent (on a weight basis) via design and partnerships in five key markets where mature recycling infrastructure exists (U.S., UK, France, Germany, Canada).

Kellogg Company, The

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Kellogg Company announced [October 25th, 2018] that it is expanding its Global Sustainability Commitments to include a goal of working towards 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by the end of 2025.

Keurig Dr Pepper

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2020 Target: Make 100% of K-Cup® pods recyclable.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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2022 Goals: Extend our zero waste mindset across the value chain and deliver innovation to help keep product and packaging material out of landfills.

Kroger Co., The

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Through the design optimized process, Kroger will strive to increase the recyclability of Our Brands manufactured plastic packaging.

LG Electronics

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In 2012, LGE established the guidelines for reducing the weight and volume, reuse, and recycling of packaging materials.

Mars, Incorporated

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Design our packaging to be 100 percent recyclable or recoverable by 2025.


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Global packaging 2020 goals: 20% improvement in global recyclability


Mondelez International

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All packaging will be made with recyclable material by 2025.

Nestlé USA

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Our ambition is to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025.

PVH Corp.

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We are taking steps to reduce the amount of packaging on our products and use more recyclable materials.

Panera Bread

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Reduce, when possible, the amount of material used in our packaging; and ensure our packaging materials are recyclable or compostable, whenever feasible.

2025 GOAL: Strive to design 100% of our packaging to be recyclable, compostable or biodegradable, increase recycled materials in our plastic packaging, reduce packaging’s carbon impact, and in partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation, work to increase recycling rates

Procter & Gamble

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[By 2030] 100% of our packaging will be recyclable or reusable.

2030 goal: Ensure 90% of product packaging is recyclable.


Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB)

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By 2025, 100 percent of our plastic packaging will also be recyclable or reusable, with best-in-class labeling to help consumers recycle effectively.

Riley's Organics

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“We are committed to … making the upgrade to recyclable packaging.

SC Johnson

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100% of SC Johnson plastic packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

Seventh Generation

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All products and packaging biodegradable or recyclable by 2020

Starbucks Coffee Company

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Double the recycled content, recyclability, and reusability of our cup by 2022.


Subway Restaurants

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Strive to design 100% of our packaging to be recyclable, compostable or biodegradable.

We prefer to receive packaging made from materials that are easily accepted into the general recycling stream instead of bubble wrap or polystyrene (Styrofoam). If bubble wrap is used, we prefer to receive bio-degradable bubble wrap.

We’ll champion the cause by advancing the idea that all packaging will be recyclable one day

Trader Joe's

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This sustainability framework is based on the following principles:

1. Reducing and removing packaging

2. Sourcing renewable and recycled packaging materials

3. Choosing packaging that can be realistically recycled

4. Avoiding the use of harmful substances in packaging

5. Providing information to customers that increases understanding of how best to recycle or dispose of packaging

Tyson Foods, Inc.

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Without compromising quality or product protection, our packaging design process prioritizes increasing the use of recyclable and renewable materials, as well as minimizing packaging where possible.


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All of our plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

In FY2017, we committed to a new goal to have 100 percent of the packaging used for our private-brand products be recyclable by 2025.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

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We pledge to continually improve our packaging, with a focus on reducing food waste, increasing renewable/recycled content, and recyclability.

In early 2019, Wendy’s committed to a multi-year partnership with the NextGen Consortium to address single-use food packaging waste. Currently, the Consortium is focused on identifying new and existing cup solutions designed to optimize the hot and cold fiber cup used by many foodservice operations, including Wendy’s.

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