Ellen MacArthur foundation

L’OCCITANE speeds up its efforts to tackle plastic pollution thanks to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the UN Environment Programme released their New Plastics Economy Global Commitment – 2019 Progress Report. This report offers unprecedented transparency and sets a clear baseline for measuring progress towards a circular economy for plastic. The Foundation welcomes the promising early progress made by the signatories towards eliminating problematic plastic packaging and to increasing the use of recycled plastic more than five-fold by 2025. However, it also calls for more action to eliminate and reuse, for innovation to make all plastic packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable, and for efforts to circulate plastics to avoid waste and pollution.

For the first time, the report sets out the progress made by the almost 200 businesses and governments who signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, directly alongside their original commitments. It includes key data such as the volumes of plastic packaging used and the proportion of it that is recycled. The progress made in these areas demonstrates that L’OCCITANE en Provence, one of the signatory companies, is well on its way to tackling plastic pollution at source.

L'OCCITANE recycling programme

Recycling Programme

REFILL, RECYCLE, RETHINK

Respect for the environment is at the heart of L’OCCITANE, that’s why we’ve partnered with TerraCycle® to provide a collection and recycling programme for our customers to be able to simply recycle their empties at any of the L’OCCITANE boutiques.

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