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Waste-free world

Today’s throwaway culture must end. We’re working to keep waste in the economy and out of the environment.

Human activity is creating mountains of waste material that should be recycled or reused. This has to stop. We want to help create a waste-free future.

We’re cutting plastic waste by using less plastic, better plastic or no plastic at all – and calling for a fast transition to a circular economy. And we’re on the front line in the fight against food waste – in our factories and on people’s plates.

Mr Green Plastics Program

Leading in creating a circular plastic economy:

Unilever wants to help in leading the way towards a circular economy for all our packaging materials – but especially plastic.

In January 2017, we committed to ensuring that 100% of our plastic packaging will be designed to be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

To help create an end market for this material, Unilever has committed to increase the recycled plastic content in our packaging to at least 25% by 2025.

In Kenya, Unilever is working with a strategic partner Mr Green Africa to create a sustainable plastic waste recycling program by building community embedded touch points to trade waste and to ensure sustained supply of recyclable materials.