P&G releases refillable packaging

Procter & Gamble (P&G), Cincinnati, has partnered with Loop, a circular e-commerce platform developed by TerraCycle, Trenton, New Jersey, to introduce “collect and recycle” packaging. P&G says many of its largest global brands, including Pantene, Tide, Cascade and Oral-B, will use this platform later this year.

Loop collects used product packaging from consumers’ doorsteps for recycling or reuse. P&G says it is the first consumer products company to join Loop. (See page 22 for more details on Loop.)

To read more, visit http://bit.ly/pg-loop.

Nestlé promotes plastic recycling

Nestlé, Vevey, Switzerland, has announced a series of specific actions designed to help the company meet its April 2018 commitment to make its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The company also shared its plans focused on avoiding plastic waste.

Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider says, “While we are committed to pursuing recycling options where feasible, we know that 100 percent recyclability is not enough to successfully tackle the plastics waste crisis. We need to push the boundaries and do more.”

For more details on what Nestlé has planned, visit http://bit.ly/nestle_plastic.

Alliance targets plastic in the environment

Companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain have formed Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), a nonprofit organization designed to promote solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.

The AEPW includes companies that make, use, sell, process, collect and recycle plastics.

The organization has released its initial set of projects and collaborations, which it says reflect a range of solutions to help end plastic waste. More information is available at http://bit.ly/plastic_alliance.