Dutch dairy company, FrieslandCampina has signed the European Plastics Pact, reconfirming the company’s commitment and ambition regarding plastics.
The company has announced that it aims to ensure its entire packaging portfolio is reusable and/or recyclable by 2025 and that its production chain is free from fossil fuel emissions by 2050.
Commenting on the commitment, Hein Schumacher, CEO Royal FrieslandCampina N.V, said, “If we really want to be effective in making measurable sustainable impact, we have to work together, for the long-term.”
“The plastic value chain is international, with large, multi-national producers and suppliers. A unified European approach, working together across borders and categories can help to scale and speed up.”
European Plastic Pact
The European Plastics Pact has been signed by 13 countries and 30 large companies. The organisation monitors participants' progress in the transport of plastic waste and circular design of plastic.
Progress is monitored by a rotating steering committee consisting of a number of signatories. The European Commission is involved as an observer of the Pact.
Last year, FrieslandCampina also signed The New Plastics Economy Commitment of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Dutch Plastic Pact.
In October 2019, the company introduced a recyclable cheesepack with the potential to reduce plastic production by 300,000 kg per year.
FrieslandCampina also announced in January, that it would replace – the more than 100 million – plastics straws with paper ones
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