Plastic waste is one of the biggest issues
We are clearly facing significant challenges and numerous pitfalls in the area of packaging, which is why we have chosen this as a point of focus in our work with circular economy. Because wherever big challenges are to be found, big opportunities are rarely far away. And that is exactly what we have identified in the field of packaging. The following figures from the European Commission speak for themselves:
40% of the 50 million tonnes of plastic produced in Europe every year is used for packaging.
59% of the 25 million tonnes of plastic waste generated in Europe each year stems from packaging.
Between 5 and 13 million tonnes of plastic find their way into the seas and oceans every year, accounting for fully 80% of global marine pollution.
Plastic-free and circular packaging
Packaging with greater transparency
Our path to 100% circular packaging
The section below sets out the process we are following towards our goal of introducing 100% circular, plastic-free packaging. The list applies to Contour’s own warehouse and was last updated on 7 January 2020.