We can create less waste after use through the principles Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Our services are constantly improving, and new designs are utilized to reduce waste, and thereby cut greenhouse gas emissions. Our work to reduce waste is directly related to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 Clean water and sanitation, SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production and SDG 13 Climate action.
To reduce waste arising from Essity’s production and waste after use, we are developing products and packaging containing less primary fossil-based plastic and more circular solutions.
Waste after use
We can create less waste after use through the principles Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Essity strives to be more resource efficient, develop smarter designs and reduce materials in our products and packaging.
Our services are constantly improving, and new designs are utilized to reduce waste, and thereby cut greenhouse gas emissions. Most of our packaging is recyclable and we are working to optimize other packaging. We are reducing and replacing primary fossil-based plastic in our packaging and products with renewable or recycled materials. Essity is also working to develop smarter designs and innovative plastic materials to reduce environmental impact. We are cooperating with customers, consumers, suppliers, and other partners to identify more sustainable and circular solutions. A challenge in many markets is the lack of infrastructure for collecting used packaging or products. Essity therefore supports national initiatives for large-scale recycling of packaging.