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P&G is home to some of the world’s most trusted brands. Our goal to bring you that same superior quality in less packaging.
Packaging protects our products and provides important safety and use information. P&G puts just as much thought and research into our packaging as we do our products. We are always making improvements, so our containers are as efficient and sustainable as possible while still delivering against key performing criteria.
Our 2020 packaging stewardship goals include:
Reduce packaging by 20% per consumer use by 2020.
Our goal is to reduce packaging by 20% per consumer use by 2020. During the past year we experienced market driven headwinds that impeded progress versus our goal. In some key markets, customer requests for smaller case counts increased the amount of corrugate usage per consumer use of product. We also shifted some products to smaller size packaging to better meet consumer needs, which also increased the amount of packaging per consumer use. However, through our ongoing focus on packaging efficiency and several packaging design breakthroughs, we were able to offset these headwinds and deliver an 11% reduction per consumer use versus our 2010 baseline. Some examples of breakthroughs from this year include:
While we expect the same headwinds to persist during FY 16/17, we will maintain a strong focus on optimizing packaging design and evaluating opportunities to not only source reduce, but also increase our use of recycled resin and increase recyclability.
More recycled resin in plastic packaging
Double our use of recycled resin (post-consumer resin) in our plastic packaging by 2020.
By 2020, we will need to use 52,000 metric tons of post-consumer resin. In FY 15/16, we used about 34,100 tons of post-consumer resin in our plastic packaging putting us about 30% of the way to hitting our goal. We accomplished this through:
We also know that this cannot be done alone and have formed partnerships and collaborated with industry leaders to promote positive change.
We continue to partner with the Closed Loop Fund to promote the creation more recycling infrastructures in the U.S. To date, the CLF has made investments close to $30 million in capital and has helped improve recycling efforts in Iowa, Tennessee, Colorado, Minnesota and Florida.
We are also members of the Recycling Partnership, an industry collaboration helping to transform recycling programs in towns across America.
As a member of Petcore Europe, the Brussels-based association representing the PET value chain in Europe we work with them to ensure that the PET industry and its associations are aligned to deliver increased value and sustainable growth of the PET value chain - from PET rein producers to packaging manufacturers, recyclers and other value chain members.
P&G is a member of the sustainable Packaging Coalition and is actively working to inspire consumers to recycle.