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Waste-free world

Transforming the way we use our resources and challenging society’s throwaway culture

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Illustration of a man refilling his Unilever product bottle
Group of men and women who work in India’s informal waste sector.

Hindustan Unilever and UNDP India launch plastic circular economy project

New initiative will help create a circular economy for plastics in India by setting up material recovery facilities, promoting household segregation of waste and supporting the social inclusion of thousands of workers within the informal waste-picking sector.

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A smiling woman holds her child as she stands at her front door and accepts a parcel from Too Good To Go.

Delivering door-to-door to help fight food waste

No one likes throwing away good food. Our latest pilot with the Too Good To Go app allows consumers to have Unilever brands delivered directly to their door, cutting costs and food waste.

Average read time: 3 minutes

30-foot sculpture ‘Turn off the plastic tap’ by Canadian artist Benjamin von Wong, made with plastic waste from Kibera slum.

The world gets to work on a plastic pollution treaty

With negotiations on a UN treaty on plastic pollution kicking off next week in Uruguay, here’s what Unilever – and other businesses – are asking governments to consider at the talks.

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An illustration of rural and city life. A woman at a supermarket, a man picks crops, a man on a bike, a farmer in a field

With great power comes great opportunity

Big business must use its influence to drive faster action on climate change. Hannah Hislop and Subhi Barakat, Climate Action Global Sustainability Managers at Unilever, explain why.

Average read time: 9 minutes

UFS chef Audrey Crone laughing with another chef while cooking in a professional kitchen

How UFS chefs are serving up waste-free food solutions

Cutting business waste is just one of the ingredients in Unilever Food Solutions’ recipe for a waste-free future. We spoke to chefs Alex Hall in the UK, Audrey Crone in Ireland and Mary Worthington in South Africa to find out how they’re helping reduce waste and increase profit margins in the process.

Average read time: 6 minutes

Plate of food in the foreground with a jar of Hellmann’s vegan mayonnaise in the background.

Six ways we’re creating impact with our innovations

Our focus on driving bigger, better and more impactful innovation delivered over €1 billion of incremental turnover in 2021, double the delivery in 2020. Here are just a few examples of our innovation in action.

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Bottles of Dove shampoo, conditioner and body wash in silver pump dispensers on a white tiled bathroom wall.

Unilever International enters deal to make hotel stays more sustainable

Unilever International has forged a partnership with the InterContinental Hotels Group to supply the guest bathrooms in its Hotels & Resorts with larger packs of personal care products in a move that will significantly cut IHG’s single-use plastic footprint.

Average read time: 3 minutes

A man holding plastic bottles

Rethinking Plastic Packaging

Using less plastic, keeping it in the loop for longer by using recycled content, finding alternatives to cutting out new plastic completely.

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