European food companies break their plastics promises 09.08.2022

Deutsche Welle | Aug 9, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • The French food giant Danone made an ambitious promise back in 2008: Within one year, 50% of the plastics used in the company’s water bottles would be made from recycled materials.
  • Just 19 of the 98 pledges DW found offered pledges to reduce the amount of plastic used in packaging or the amount of virgin plastics — and most of those won’t be delivered on until the future.
  • The EU directive also includes a target of incorporating at least 25% recycled plastic into PET bottles by 2025 and 30% in all bottles by 2030.