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Unilever urges the industry to speed up action and actively respond to packaging waste recently, Unilever Global CEO Portman called on the daily consumer goods industry to strengthen efforts to actively respond to the growing marine plastics China's plastic extruder market has also made great progress and broken through the challenge of waste, helping to achieve a plastic circular economy

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation found that plastic equivalent to the load of a loading truck is dumped into the ocean every minute. It is estimated that by 2050, plastic will weigh more than fish in the global ocean. At present, only 14% of post use plastic packaging in the world is collected and recycled

in January 2017, Unilever took the lead in making a commitment in the industry to achieve 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging for its products by 2025. One year later, 10 peer companies made similar commitments

Polman said: "we are glad to see that many enterprises have made commitments to deal with the problem of plastic waste entering the sea. However, the consumer goods industry needs to do more and faster. To change the current situation of single use of plastic products, we need to change from the linear consumption development mode of 'acquisition manufacturing disposal' to the real circular economy mode driven by design."

Unilever believes that the consumer goods industry needs to take action in the following four aspects to create systematic changes and accelerate the transformation to a circular economy:

enterprises invest in innovative transportation modes to promote reuse

more enterprises promise to achieve 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025, and set challenging goals in the use of recycled plastic materials

establish a "global plastic use specification", establish a consensus and industry standards on which materials enter the market, and ensure that product packaging matches the existing economic and applicable recycling infrastructure

enterprises actively participate in the relevant government policies and regulations agenda, and actively give advice on the improvement of waste management infrastructure, including the implementation of producer extension system (EPR)

Polman added: "it is our common responsibility to deal with the problem of plastic waste polluting the sea. All stakeholders in the value chain must work together to find effective solutions. The response action of the consumer goods industry is undoubtedly crucial. Our action will determine the speed of changing the status quo, and this is a critical moment."

Unilever has made good progress in reducing its waste footprint. Since 2010, the waste of dumbbell shaped samples related to product disposal has been reduced by 28% and the weight of product packaging has been reduced by 15%. Unilever achieved zero landfill of non hazardous solid wastes worldwide in 2015

in addition to the commitment to achieve 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging for products by 2025, the biggest feature of the machine is good stability. Unilever will also increase the use of at least 25% recyclable plastic in product packaging by 2025, and release the overall plastic use plan by 2020

in 2017, Unilever announced that it had made technological progress, using its creasolv technology to process multi-layer packaging bags. Unilever is building a pilot plant in Indonesia to explore the commercialization feasibility of Toyota's Tacoma's early application of composite materials in cargo storage space. Unilever intends to open source this technology to the whole society and share it with industry partners, other peer companies and competitors, in order to achieve the economic scale of recycling plastic packaging

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