Procter & Gamble Signs Agreement for Recycled Plastic Supply

Procter & Gamble recently signed a five-year contract to purchase recycled plastic from a supplier in the UK. The consumer goods corporation intends to use the recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for its European Ariel laundry product range.

The company stated that using this recycled resin for making Ariel Liquid detergent bottles would help the company reach 50% recycled content in the liquid bottles this year. It would also reduce the amount of virgin petroleum plastic used. The new contract with UK recycling and energy recovery company Viridor also supports the company’s global sustainability goals for 2030, which include reaching 100% recyclable or reusable packaging, and reducing the use of virgin petroleum plastic in all packaging by 50%.

P&G became a founding member of the ‘Alliance to End Plastic Waste’- a global non-profit organization with over 40 members from across the plastics and consumer goods value chain – in January 2019. Members include BASF, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Dow, ExxonMobil, Formosa Plastics, Henkel, Shell, Total, and Veolia. The alliance is investing more than $1.5 billion to develop and scale up solutions that help end plastic waste in the environment.