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19 January 2017 - Current recycling methods are falling short. Each year, 8 million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean. At this rate, by 2050, we’ll have more plastic than fish in our big blue seas.

That threat played a major role in motivating Unilever, the company behind such brands as Dove and Suave, to upend its approach to packaging. Unilever announced on Jan. 14 that all of its plastic packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

“If we want to solve the issue of plastic in the ocean, we can’t go to the symptoms,” CEO Paul Polman told The Huffington Post. “We have to go to the source.”

While recycling experts welcomed the announcement, some said they were “cautiously optimistic” about how effective it will be. Continue reading: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/unilever-plastic-recycle_us_587fa23de4b0cf0ae8814032

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The Huffington Post
Publication Author: 
Eleanor Goldberg, Impact Editor
Thematic Area: 
Marine pollution