The vegetable company Bonduelle is now removing plastic from multi-packs of canned corn. Instead, the cans are held together with small cardboard bands made of 50 percent recycled cardboard. This saves the environment 170 tonnes of plastic in Europe, which is equivalent to as many as 6.8 million pint PET bottles.
The production and combustion of plastics develops CO2, which affects the climate. At the same time, plastic risks ending up in nature, where it can take up to 400 years to decompose, the company writes in a press release.
"With this change, we can make a big difference and are also one step closer to our goal of 100 percent recyclable or circular packaging in 2025. For us, it has always been important to contribute to more sustainable food production. We have a long tradition of sustainability and we always strive to get better" says Benoît Bonduelle, CEO of Bonduelle Nordics.
Bonduelle is a French family business founded in 1853. Today, the company manages more than 128,000 hectares of vegetables worldwide, with its products sold in 100 countries under different brands.
Bonduelle works actively to achieve a so-called B Corporation certification of "social and environmental performance" and is part of the Gaïa non-financial performance index and employee shareholder index (I.A.S.).
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