The American food company has made “significant progress” towards its packaging goals, informing that in 2020, 83 percent of its global packaging was recyclable, reusable, or compostable.
October 27, 2021
In its 2021 Environmental Social Governance (ESG) report, Kraft Heinz has highlighted the progress made in attaining its previously set goal of using 100 percent recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging by 2025, in addition to putting forth its next steps for sustainable packaging innovations.
The American food company is aiming to meet packaging regulations while also reducing waste, conserving natural resources, ensuring food safety and quality, and customer satisfaction.
The company has made “significant progress” towards its packaging goals, informing that in 2020, 83 percent of its global packaging was recyclable, reusable, or compostable.
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In 2018, Kraft Heinz had pledged that its entire packaging would meet these requirements by the year 2025. The company has partnered with the consultancy group, Lorax EPI, to elucidate how much of its packaging is recyclable, reusable and compostable.
As per the findings of the ESG report, most of Kraft Heinz’s packaging is paper-based, or uses glass or metal materials that are reportedly recyclable. The rest of its packaging is made up of flexible plastic films or rigid plastic containers.
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In addition, some of the packaging innovations Kraft Heinz have launched include the Maxwell House coffee pod, which is 100 percent compostable, alongside an outer carton that is also recyclable.