Dutch-British transnational consumer goods company Unilever has launched a new eco-friendly technology that will reduce plastic sachet waste. According to Cosmetics Design Europe, the initiative is part of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) and addresses the grim reality that annually hundreds of billions of these one-time-use plastic bags are dumped into landfills. The CreaSolv Process technology will recover plastic from sachets, use the reclaimed plastic to create new sachets for Unilever products, and then channel it back into the supply chain, thus generating a circular economy approach.
And while this technology is a significant environmental win, there are also financial benefits to be gained. Unilever’s Chief R&D officer David Blanchard reports that “globally $80 to $120 billion is lost to the economy through failing to properly recycle plastics each year.” This CreaSolv technology aimed at reducing, reusing, and recycling sachets is both money-saving and Earth-conscious and marks only the beginning of Unilever’s sustainable journey.