Waste

For Huhtamaki, tackling the waste challenge involves addressing both production waste and the end-of-life of the product. We address this complex issue through cooperation with stakeholders across the entire value chain and by designing for circularity, minimizing waste in our own production and finding solutions to develop waste management infrastructure.

Our goal is that more than 90% of the non-hazardous waste from our production will be either recycled or composted by 2030 and no waste is sent to landfill.

In 2020, we reached a rate of 70.1% of total non-hazardous waste that was recycled or composted. 19.7% of total waste was sent to landfill.

Steps we are taking to deliver on our commitments:

  • Improve measures to minimize waste
  • Continuously benchmark production sites and transfer good practices
  • Increase recycling and avoid landfill

Read more about how we are addressing the end-of-life of our products

Driving community-level circular economy innovation

Huhtamaki and the international charity WasteAid announced a partnership in 2020. The Huhtamaki funded project will provide financial support to WasteAid to deliver education and training on waste management and circular systems. It will enable WasteAid to work with key stakeholders in South Africa, Vietnam and India to fast-track and amplify local solutions that create value and reduce waste and pollution, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.