Targets 100% recyclability of packaging, 25% recycled content in
plastic packaging by 2025
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Colgate-Palmolive Company today announced that it has joined the Ellen
MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy initiative, reflecting
the company's commitment to 100% recyclability of packaging across all
its product categories and its target to achieve 25% recycled content in
all plastic packaging by 2025.
The company aims to accelerate its progress in part through scalable
improvement in the capacity and quality of recycled material available
for our packaging in the years ahead. Additionally, Colgate-Palmolive
will continue to innovate in order to reduce and eliminate problematic
and unnecessary plastic packaging. Recent successes include a
reengineered fabric softener sachet in Latin America and redesigned
toothpaste packaging in China that together save more than 50 tons of
plastic annually. And Colgate-Palmolive has made significant progress in
advancing reduction of problematic plastics, with 98% of its packaging
now PVC-free and a goal of 100% by 2020.
Sustainability Report, titled "Building a Future to Smile About,"
provides information on Colgate-Palmolive's long-standing commitments,
details ongoing progress, and highlights the latest achievements in
sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Colgate-Palmolive
recognizes the need to bring the valuable materials distributed via
consumer packaging back into the supply chain to help create a circular
economy that enables people and our environment to thrive.
"We are committed to reducing our use of plastic in our packaging, using
more recycled plastic, and increasing the recyclability of our plastic
packaging," said Ian Cook, Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer. "We're proud to join this Ellen MacArthur Foundation
initiative, an important part of our strategy to help us achieve our
goals and keep building a future to smile about."
Sander Defruyt, Lead of the New Plastics Economy Initiative, welcomes
Colgate-Palmolive's announcement: "Great to see Colgate-Palmolive take a
leading role in the transition to a circular economy for plastics with
an ambitious set of commitments that recognises the need to eliminate
problematic or unnecessary packaging and aims to design all remaining
packaging to be recyclable while significantly increasing the use of
recycled content. The New Plastics Economy initiative looks forward to
working with Colgate-Palmolive over the coming years to achieve their
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly
focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.
Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around
the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate,
Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso,
Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax,
Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's
Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal
Balance. For more information about Colgate's global business, visit
the Company's website at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com.
To learn more about Colgate's global oral health education program,
Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.
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Kaitlyn Mortimer, 212-310-2670
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