Hellmann’s has announced it is moving its entire squeezy range of bottles into 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.
According to the parent company Unilever, the move will save around 1480 tonnes of virgin plastic every year in the UK, once the full range has switched.
Nearly half of the range has already made the switch, with plans for the full range to have switched by the end of 2022.
The move is part of Unilever’s global packaging commitments which include halving its use of virgin plastic as well as ensuring all its packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
“At Hellmann’s, we believe food is too good to be wasted, and now we’re helping to reduce plastic waste too, Unilever UK vice president of foods and refreshments said.
“With our new 100% recycled plastic bottles, we’re providing shoppers with an accessible and simple way to help make their households and mealtimes more sustainable – whilst continuing to enjoy the products they love.
“Our Hellmann’s bottles are our first food brand in the UK to use 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, and whilst making the switch has not been without its challenges, these learnings will enable us to accelerate the move of other Unilever food brands to using more recycled plastic too.”