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How breakthrough technology could significantly reduce plastic waste

Of the millions of tonnes of PET plastic produced worldwide every year, just a small fraction is recycled. Now, following the successful pilot of radical new technology by Unilever, we could be on the brink of change. Sanjeev Das, Unilever’s Global Packaging Director for Dressings, tells us more…

Wanted: leaders with ‘female’ qualities

To address today’s global challenges, we need a new way of leading. One that is more inclusive, where women and men have an equal share in positions of leadership.

We take radical step on palm oil supply chain transparency

This week, Unilever became the first consumer goods company to publicly disclose the suppliers and mills we source from, both directly and indirectly. This marks a major milestone in our continued drive for a more sustainable palm oil industry.

Four things businesses can do to fix the plastics problem

It only took half a century for plastics to move from being a symbol of modern domestic bliss to becoming a magnet for derogatory adjectives. As 8 million tonnes of the material enter the ocean each year, the big question now is how to reconcile plastic’s undeniable functionality with a system that can work long term, avoiding loss of material value and environmental consequences.

We have developed a new recycling technology we are sharing

Unilever is creating a pilot plant for a radical recycling process that could address the billions of plastic sachets produced by a wide range of industries, including ours. Jochen Neubauer, Global Packaging Capability Leader, – Flexibles at Unilever’s R&D Function, describes the CreaSolv® technology – and why, after eight years of investment and development, we want to share it with competitors.

Five steps to reduce food loss and waste

Did you know that one-third of all food produced each year is never eaten, while at the same time nearly 800 million people go hungry? Liz Goodwin of the World Resources Institute explores what can be done about food loss and waste.

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