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Unilever to Halve Use of New Plastic as Uproar Over Waste Grows

Margarine Production Inside A Unilever NV Factory
Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Unilever pledged to halve its use of newly made plastic by 2025 as the consumer-goods industry wrestles with growing criticism of the environmental impact of throwaway packaging.

The maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream said it will reduce its overall use of plastic by 100,000 tons yearly and step up recycling to achieve the goal.