Essity commits to 100% recyclability of plastic packaging

Essity has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastic Economy global commitment, “A line in the sand”. Essity is therefore committed to working toward 100% recyclability of the company’s packaging by 2025.

Packaging forms an important part of Essity’s offering of hygienic and safe solutions to customers and consumers. As a leading global hygiene and health company, one of Essity’s objectives is to contribute to a sustainable and circular society, and the company thus works to continuously improve, reduce and recycle plastic packaging.  

“We welcome this initiative as the challenge with plastic waste can be solved more effectively through cooperation across the value chain, including companies, governments, international organizations, the recycling industry and consumers,” says Magnus Groth, President and CEO, Essity.

The commitment is aligned with Essity’s overall ambition that new solutions will contribute to reducing the environmental footprint by 33% by 2030.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The initiative is a collaboration with a broad group of leading companies, cities, philanthropists, policymakers, academics, students, NGOs and citizens.

For more information on the New Plastic Economy: www.newplasticseconomy.org

For additional information, please contact:   

Henrik Sjöström, Media Relations Manager, +46 8 788 51 36, henrik.sjostrom@essity.com 
Richard Torgerson, Communications Director Sustainability, +46 8 788 52 05, richard.torgerson@essity.com

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our products and solutions, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Our sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Jobst, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2017 amounted to approximately SEK 109bn (EUR 11.3bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.essity.com.

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Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our products and solutions, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Our sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Jobst, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2017 amounted to approximately SEK 109bn (EUR 11.3bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.essity.com.