FrieslandCampina has announced that it will make 100% of its packaging recyclable by 2025, as it has signed the Dutch government’s Plastic Pact along with 70 other organisations.
The Plastic Pact NL was put forward by Stientje van Veldhoven, the Dutch government’s state secretary for infrastructure and waste management, as the country aims to reduce plastic waste levels and move towards a circular economy.
The pact involves over 70 organisations including food organisations, supermarkets and environmental organisations, all of which have pledged to use less plastic, reuse and recycle more plastic and make all new plastic 100% recyclable.
This pact has been created as the Dutch government wants to half the amount of raw materials used for packaging production by 2030 by utilising materials that already exist, with the ultimate goal to create a fully circular economy by 2050.
Bas Roelofs, managing director of FrieslandCampina consumer dairy Netherlands, said: “FrieslandCampina wants to lead with sustainability. All our packaging will be 100% recyclable by 2025, including plastic packaging.
“In order to close the chain as well as possible, we also want to be able to use as much recycled plastic as possible in our packaging.
“It’s great that more than 70 frontrunners are now joining forces in this Pact, so that we can accelerate the closing of the plastic chain!”