Burberry, Marks & Spencer and H&M joined more than 250 other businesses and the UK government in signing the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment this week.
Signatories will aim to meet a set of targets to reduce plastic waste and pollution by 2025. Retailers must take action to eliminate unnecessary plastic packaging, move towards re-use models and only use re-usable, recyclable or compostable plastics by 2025.
Environmental sustainability manager for H&M Group, Cecilia Brännsten said: ”There is no single brand that can tackle this industrywide challenge on its own. We must act as one voice and the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is a big step in the right direction, as it will align business and governments on a common agenda and timeframe.”
She added: ”Signing this global commitment is also another important step in our journey to become 100% circular and renewable in our business.”
The pact is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment.
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