Henkel commits to making packaging 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025

23 March 2020 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2020 11:45)

German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel has enhanced its sustainability commitment to promote circular economy.

German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel has enhanced its sustainability commitment to promote circular economy.

As part of this commitment, the company has planned to make 100% of Henkel’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

In addition to this, Henkel will cut the use of fossil-based virgin plastics in its consumer goods packaging by 50%.

Henkel has expressed desire to contribute to stopping plastic waste pollution from impacting the environment.

Henkel Human Resources executive vice-president and Henkel Sustainability Council chair Sylvie Nicol said: “Packaging and plastic have captured the attention of the public, governments, and businesses around the world more than ever – plastic waste ending in the environment is one of the greatest global challenges. The search for solutions is well underway, and our packaging experts are working intensively to deliver on our ambitious targets.

“To drive further progress and promote a circular economy, we are working closely together with our partners along the entire value chain.”

The company has also undertaken initiatives towards zero waste, including supporting waste collection and recycling and investing in innovative solutions and technologies.

It also aims to support its consumers in responsible usage and disposal of its products.

Earlier this month, the company partnered with packaging manufacturer ALPLA to make Perwoll bottles in Western Europe fully recyclable and also to contain 25% recycled polyethylene from post-consumer sources as standard.

In November last year, Henkel Adhesive Technologies opened a Technical Centre of Excellence (CoE) for flexible packaging in New Jersey, US. The CoE specialises in loctite adhesives and coatings.