Google commits to plastic-free product packaging by 2025

The tech giant has also pledged to use 50% recycled or renewable materials where plastic is currently used in its products

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Google has announced a commitment to use 100% plastic-free and recyclable packaging for all of its products by 2025.

The digital giant has also pledged to use 50% recycled or renewable materials where plastic is currently used in its products.

In addition, the firm has committed to receiving zero waste to landfill certification for all its manufacturing sites by 2022.

In an announcement the company said: “We’ve already made a reduction in plastic use in our packaging since 2016, but we have a lot of hard work ahead in order to meet this new goal.

“To get us there, we need to uncover alternative, recyclable materials that will still protect our products. It’ll take partnering with our suppliers, tinkering in the lab and sharing learnings across the industry, but we’ll get there.”

Earlier this year, the company introduced its first phone to incorporate recycled aluminium and audio products, which use 75% post-consumer recycled plastic.