Major Companies Gearing Up to Cut Waste by Making Their Packaging Eco-Friendly

Realizing the connection between profits, corporate citizenship and customer satisfaction, companies big and small are taking steps to minimize the waste they create. From packaging to energy conservation, environmental sustainability is the goal.

An article on news.thomasnet.com, reports that McDonald’s recently set a goal of ensuring that by 2025, 100 percent of its guest packaging will come from renewable recycled or forest-friendly materials. The company also has also set the goal of recycling 100% of the packaging generated in its restaurants.

According to wastedive.com, Coca-Cola, as a part of its “World Without Waste” initiative, aims to recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. By 2030, for every bottle or can the company sells globally, it wants to take one back for recycling — including packaging from other companies. Coca-Cola, also announced a goal to manufacture bottles with an average 50% recycled content by 2030.

Amazon has put a huge focus on sustainable packaging and moved over 100 million shipments from boxes to recyclable padded mailers.

Budweiser says it is launching a new initiative to communicate its commitment to sustainability to consumers and kickstart an industry-wide movement. The AB InBev brand has created a renewable electricity symbol that indicates when its beer is brewed with 100 percent clean energy.  The symbol will begin appearing on the label of every Budweiser brewed in the US in spring 2018. The US will be the first country where the brand’s beer is brewed exclusively using renewable power sources.