Accelerating transition to a circular economy in plastics

By Nicolas Grégoire and Igor Chauvelot
The “plastic cycle” team, Danone

Danone is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, whose products are used by millions of consumers. The company uses vast amounts of packaging, almost half of it made from plastic.

Danone is committed to acting efficiently and responsibly to create and share sustainable value, and it recently unveiled a series of new commitments and actions to ensure the circularity of its packaging and accelerate the transition to a 100% circular packaging economy worldwide by 2025. This involves initiatives to improve product design and develop reusable packaging solutions, alternative retail and consumption models, investments to develop efficient and inclusive channels to increase collection and recycling, and actions to preserve natural resources by reintegrating recycled materials into packaging and increasing the use of renewable materials.