Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) became the first national trade association to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision for a New Plastics Economy, moving Canada toward a future of zero plastic waste.
The New Plastics Economy is led by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the UN Environment Agency. The foundation’s vision of a circular economy for plastic brings together businesses, governments, and NGOs to ensure plastic never becomes waste. Ninety per cent of Canadians, in a poll conducted by Abacus Data, said they want the sector to care deeply about its impact on the environment.
Through the New Plastics Economy global commitment, individual FCPC member companies can commit to specific targets to achieve the vision, including making all packaging 100 per cent reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
The Coca-Cola Company, the Colgate-Palmolive Company, Danone, Henkel, Johnson & Johnson Inc., the Kellogg Company, L’Oréal, Mars, McCormick, Nestlé, PepsiCo, SC Johnson, and Unilever are signatories to the global commitment.
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