Amcor released its 2022 Sustainability Report, detailing continued progress against key sustainability metrics and announcing an enhanced target to achieve 30% recycled content across its portfolio by the end of the decade. The new recycled content target, which is three times its previous target of 10%, comes as Amcor reflects on a landmark year for its efforts on sustainability. In fiscal year 2022, the company committed to net zero emissions by 2050, more than doubled post-consumer recycled material purchased since 2019 and achieved a Gold rating from EcoVadis for its industry-leading sustainability practices, placing Amcor among the top 5% of all companies assessed. The Report highlights how Amcor has advanced on its pledge to make all products recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025, with 74% of total production by weight already designed to be recycled and the number of innovative solutions with more sustainable properties continually growing.
PEFC-certified cardboard has replaced the plastic packaging around beverage can packs by Estrella Damm, a leading Spanish beverage producer, leading to big reductions in their plastic use.
The decision to completely remove the printed plastic packaging from all six, twelve and twenty-four-can packs reduces plastic use by 99 tons a year. The action is an important step in the company’s sustainability strategy.
The new packaging is made from PEFC-certified, natural and renewable fibres. Consumers benefit from the new design with rounded edges and different opening options, making it easier to carry and open.
Already last year, Estrella Damm saved more than 260 tons of plastic by replacing the plastic rings of beverage cans with rings made of 100% biodegradable, PEFC-certified cardboard. This action also extends to the company’s brands Xibeca, Voll-Damm and Bock-Damm.
With these two initiatives, Estrella Damm will save around 360 tons of plastic per year in favour of a natural, renewable and recyclable material.
The Spanish company is recognized for leading sustainability strategies, positioning itself as an example of responsibility by eliminating plastics from its products and replacing them with materials from sustainably managed forests.