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The DFI Pledge: We Will Save 1 Billion Bottles From Landfill By 2025

Plastics is a sustainability topic that is not going away.

It is clear that the conversation surrounding plastics waste will continue to become exponentially louder, with businesses, consumers and governments alike igniting a worldwide revolt against single-use plastics.

Against a backdrop of consumer activism plastic-free packaging and national plastic bans, ever-changing and ever stricter legislation surrounding plastic is coming in to force.

At DFI, we believe everyone has a role to play in changing how plastic pollutes the environment and that’s why we want to make visible how we can help impact this global plastic waste epidemic.

Measure Of Success.

Our range of ethically sourced products is designed to reduce the impact of plastic pollution while we work to the mantra of remove, reuse and recycle wherever possible.

Our core range of rPET recycled bags directly stops plastic bottles from polluting the environment. Our Travel Bag and Shopper Bag products are made from 100% recycled material and can be measured in the number of bottles we use.

As an example, our Travel Bag will directly save 3 plastic bottles from heading to landfill.

Through our sales process, we can measure exactly how many bottles we save. By 2025 we pledge to have saved 1 billion bottles from polluting the environment by turning them in to recycled, reusable bags that retailers love and that shoppers can use and enjoy over and over again.

Part Of A Global Movement.

Big-name corporates and retailers across the globe have bared the brunt of the war on plastics, with consumers unwrapping products during demonstrations and petitioning for change from the business community.

But big business in reacting and that’s why DFI are proud to commit to our own Plastics Pledge.

Whether by choice, conscience or convenience, there is some serious activity by big corporate companies to reduce their plastic pollution.

  • McDonalds

    Has announced plans to make 100 percent of its consumer packaging from "renewable, recyclable and certified materials" by 2025.

  • Coca Cola
    Coca Cola

    Has announced the "World Without Waste," a global goal to help collect and recycle "the equivalent" of 100 percent of its packaging by 2030, and to make bottles with an average of 50% recycled content by then.

  • Starbucks

    Has announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company-operated and licensed stores around the world by 2020, preventing the use of around 1 billion straws.

  • Ikea

    Have said it will phase out products such as disposable plastic straws, plates and garbage bags globally, and that customers soon will need to eat the company’s famous meatballs without plastic cutlery or plates.

  • Dubai Duty Free
    Dubai Duty Free

    Have said it remove all single use plastic from it’s operation by 2020.

Globally more than 5 Trillion plastic bags will be produced in 2019

That’s 160,000 bags per second

Worldwide, consumers will buy 450 Billion plastics bottles

That’s 1 Million plastic bottles every minute, 20,000 every second

In Travel Retail the impact will be:

Give away 10 billion single use plastic bags.

Sell more than 3 billion plastic bottles.

Recycle less than 20% of all plastic used in the industry.

Introduce more than 1 million tonnes of new plastic bottles to the market.

Shoppers Are Becoming More Vocal About Plastic

From a recent survey of 2000 shoppers.

57% of shoppers believe that plastic pollution is the single greatest threat to life and the environment in modern history.

77% believe that manufacturers are creating more plastic pollution than the general public.

More than half (55%) of shoppers say they have changed their food purchasing habits as a result of plastic pollution news.

82% of shoppers say that the amount of plastic in packaging on food and drinks need to be ‘drastically’ reduced.

Source: Ubamarket Research 2019
Big Business Is Acting To Reduce Its Plastic Waste Footprint

From a recent survey of 900 SME’s.

83% of respondents class plastic waste as a ‘significant problem’ for their business.

More than half (54%) are actively exploring how they implement plastic free product packaging.

63% have implemented their own plastics reduction policies or initiatives.

However 58% say there are not enough incentives to help them reduce their plastic use.

Source: Close Brothers Research