PZ Cussons announces new plastic reduction and deforestation targets

PZ Cussons announces new plastic reduction and deforestation targets

PZ Cussons has announced new plastic reduction and deforestation targets in order to meet its 2020 No Deforestation / No Peat / No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments on palm oil.

In a bid to tackle both environmental issues, the company has set out time-sensitive goals as part of its Good 4 Business (G4B) strategy for the Plastic Promise and the Palm Oil Promise.

The company has committed to reducing its plastic consumption by 25 percent by 2025, as well as ensuring its remaining plastic is reusable, recyclable or compostable. Likewise it will use at least 30 percent recycled materials in all its plastic packaging.

Sam Plant, Corporate Services Director at PZ Cussons, said, “Our Plastic Promise builds on the significant work we have already undertaken to reduce plastic in our products. Through light-weighting bottles and introducing refills, over recent years we have reduced plastic in our business by hundreds of tonnes across Europe and Asia Pacific.
“We are now redoubling our efforts to reduce our use of plastic by identifying more projects to optimise structural and material design to eliminate unnecessary packaging materials, as well as looking at more innovative ways of delivering our products without relying on plastic.”

According to a press release, “The company has already significantly reduced the amount of plastic it uses in its packaging and as part of the Plastic Promise has taken the opportunity to improve its recycling infrastructure at its Manchester HQ, removing all single-use plastics from its offices.”