With refillable deodorant and naked products, Unilever thinks it can halve virgin plastic use by 2025

Consumer goods giant Unilever has committed to halving the new plastic for its goods by 2025 — a goal that would cut its use to 386,000 tons of new plastic each year from around 772,000 tons in 2018.

To hit this mark, the Anglo-Dutch seller UL, -0.42% ULVR, -1.25%   of Dove soap, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Skippy peanut butter and Lipton tea will offer more reusable and refillable packaging, and sell more “naked,” or unwrapped, products. The company will also use more recycled plastic in its packaging and will invest in waste collection and processing, it said Monday.

The company previously committed to making all of its plastic packaging fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. It now also wants recycled plastic to make up at least 25% of its packaging by the same year.

“There is a lot of plastic pollution in the environment. And the fact of the matter is — too much of it carries our name,” Unilever said in a statement. Read Full Article - MarketWatch, October 8, 2019