Cadbury Plastic Packaging 🍫: We have another piece of good news this year, as Amcor helps Cadbury with their sustainability goals and makes their chocolate plastic packaging 50 per cent recycled. Below, we will cover everything you need to know about the chocolate company‘s more environmentally friendly approach, so we suggest you stick around and read the blog.

Time and time again, you see us reporting the latest environmental “feels good” news about a giant brand making conscious efforts to change their once-unsustainable ways.

For example, we published a blog post discussing an intriguing news article on marine waste recycling. This blog highlighted how major automobile companies such as BMW and Ford have begun incorporating marine waste into the production of vehicle parts, showcasing their commitment to sustainability.

Furthermore, renowned brands like Nike, Adidas and Apple have also joined the movement by implementing various eco-friendly initiatives, contributing to the collective effort to build a more environmentally sustainable world.

We also covered in a blog how Coca-Cola made some changes that benefit recycling as they transitioned from their well-known green plastic Sprite bottles to clear ones.

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Of course, we always welcome changes like these, as they help create a better environment for us. And speaking of welcoming, we welcome another good news: Cadbury Australia has taken the more environmentally friendly route, as well, and now manufactures their packaging with 50 per cent recycled plastic.

Let us talk about everything you should know about it below.


Everything you should know about Cadbury’s plastic packaging change

Cadbury, one of the most well-known chocolate brands globally, recently made a significant announcement regarding its chocolate products. The Australian chocolate company has entered into a partnership with Amcor, a worldwide leader in packaging solutions, to obtain approximately 1000 tonnes of post-consumer recycled plastic.


50 per cent better

Cadbury is gearing up to integrate 50 per cent recycled plastic into the packaging of its chocolate bars, blocks and individual pieces manufactured in Australia.

This exciting development follows closely on the heels of Mondelez International, Cadbury’s parent company, unveiling its collaboration with Amcor to finance the establishment of one of Australia’s pioneering advanced recycling facilities dedicated to processing soft plastics.

“Now we’re helping them elevate this ambition by sourcing around 1000 tonnes of recycled plastic to help reduce virgin material across more of the Cadbury chocolate portfolio,” says Mike Cash, president of Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific.

“We partnered with Mondelēz International when they made the first step to move to recycled content for their Cadbury Dairy Milk family blocks packaging, now we’re helping them elevate this ambition by sourcing ~1000 tonnes of recycled plastic to help reduce virgin material across more of the Cadbury chocolate portfolio.”

This piece of news states that in the near future, consumers can expect to encounter fresh packaging options for Cadbury chocolates when browsing the aisles of grocery stores.

Cadbury has set its sights on minimising its reliance on newly produced plastic, with the recycled plastic packaging it’s procuring sufficient to wrap approximately 500 million family-sized blocks of Cadbury milk chocolate.

To put this into perspective, if all the recycled plastic were laid out end to end, it would stretch far enough to encircle Australia four times over.


More about the chocolate company’s plastic packaging news

We bring you additional details about Cadbury’s plastic packaging improvement.

The upcoming facility, situated in Melbourne and slated for completion by 2025, will enable the brand to tackle plastic waste recycling right here in Australia. Darren O’Brien, President of Mondelēz International Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, emphasised the company’s dedication to reducing the use of new plastic and promoting a circular packaging economy.

O’Brien stated, “By creating confidence in the market for recycled material, we’re helping to build a future for plastic recycling in this country.”

“Being able to source this significant volume of recycled material for Mondelez International allows them to differentiate and grow and demonstrates the collective commitment of its leadership”, he added.

The introduction of recycled materials is anticipated to commence in the initial months of 2024, initially focusing on blocks before extending to include popular bar varieties like Cherry Ripe, Crunchie and Twirl, along with wrappers for individual pieces found in Roses and Favourites assortments.


Waster’s final thoughts on Cadbury’s plastic packaging improvement

Cadbury Australia’s decision to incorporate 50 per cent recycled plastic into its packaging is a commendable step towards environmental sustainability – kudos!

Obviously, by reducing its reliance on new plastic and instead opting for recycled materials, Cadbury is actively contributing to the reduction of plastic waste and the conservation of natural resources.

This initiative not only addresses the pressing issue of plastic pollution but also sets a positive example for other companies to follow.

It demonstrates Cadbury’s willingness to commit to more responsible actions and protect the environment, showing that businesses can prioritise sustainability without compromising product quality or consumer satisfaction.

Moreover, by investing in the infrastructure needed to support this transition, such as partnerships with recycling facilities, Cadbury is helping build a more robust recycling ecosystem.

This move not only benefits the environment but also supports local economies and fosters innovation in waste management technologies.

Overall, Cadbury’s decision to implement recycled plastic in their packaging is a win-win situation. It aligns with the growing consumer demand for eco-friendly products while also making a tangible impact in the fight against plastic pollution.

It’s a step in the right direction towards creating a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Mr. Waster, again, is excited to see what’s in store for the environment in the future!


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