Tupperware is the most popular food container brand. Their brand name has pretty much become synonymous with the containers we store food in. By selling reusable food containers, they are essentially helping people reduce waste by offering ways to store food and keep it fresh, but they are aware that they can do more. That’s why they recently announced their first-ever business-wide strategy to combat food and plastic waste, No Time to Waste.
The initiative tackles many different aspects of food and plastic waste and sets some pretty big goals for the company. They announced that they’ve recently been selected as one of four companies to use a new environmentally friendly raw material made from mixed plastic waste. Plastic waste is causing severe pollution around the world, killing marine life and harming our oceans. It’s definitely necessary for big companies to change their use and reliance of plastic.
The plastic part of their strategy doesn’t end there though, they’re also working to completely revamp their packaging to be eco-friendly. The No Time to Waste site says: “By 2025, all Tupperware products will be delivered to consumers only in packaging that is compostable or biodegradable – meaning no more poly bags.”
2025 will be a big year for the company as another one of their goals is that by that year, they want to be recycling and repurposing 90 percent of returned products. In terms of operations, they say they are “reducing waste, increasing renewable energy, and limiting the amount of water” they use to operate. They’re also aiming for “zero waste to landfill across all manufacturing facilities.”
This kind of detailed and thought out initiative is the kind that all companies should be working toward. We need to do better for the planet and although individuals can do their best avoiding plastic and single-use products, even more progress will be made if companies produce their products differently in eco-friendly ways.
Although Tupperware is preventing plastic pollution by reusing mixed plastic waste as a material going forward, there are health factors to consider with plastic containers even if they are BPA-Free (Bisphenol A). Therefore, you might want to look into other eco-friendly alternatives like glass and stainless steel food containers.
While you wait for companies like Tupperware to revamp their production methods and move away from plastic, here are some tips for avoiding plastic in your day to day life:
- 10 Ways to Adopt a Zero Waste Lifestyle!
- Ultimate Guide to a Zero-Waste Backpack or Purse!
- 10 Life Hacks to Help You Cut Plastic Out of the Picture
- 20 Switches to Get Plastic Out of Your Life Starting Earth Day!
- Follow These 5 Tips and Live Waste-Free Nearly Every Day
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