On Nov. 2, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation issued a progress report that showed major packaging companies still have significant work to do to reach their recycled plastic
The companies that are signatories to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Global Commitment initiative collectively produce 20% of all plastic packaging put on the market. As part of their commitments, the companies have pledged to, as a group, have 26% of their plastic packaging be made of post-consumer recycled content (PCR) by 2025.
According to the fourth annual progress report issued by Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in 2021, the signatories had reached a 10.0% collective PCR level. That’s up from 8.2% in 2020 but is still far below that 2025 target.The following are details on PCR usage by worldwide packaged goods companies that are part of the commitment program. Each category of the table shows the three largest Ellen MacArthur signatories in the given sector in terms of plastic packaging production.
This article appeared in the December 2022 issue of Resource Recycling. Subscribe today for access to all print content.