Walgreens Boots Alliance highlights sustainable packaging progress

Walgreens Boots Alliance highlights sustainable packaging progress

Sustainability

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) continues to address concerns regarding packaging waste within the industry.

WBA has made substantial progress in reducing single-use plastic components in packaging by adopting alternative materials whenever possible. These efforts encompass product design enhancements, industry collaborations, customer education, and improved supplier data collection.

Throughout fiscal 2023, WBA's owned brands have continued to advance towards their sustainability goals. Notable achievements include:

  • Expansion of products made from recycled content, recyclable, or natural materials within Boots and No7 Beauty Company brands.
  • Boots' awareness campaign during National Recycling Week (Oct. 17 - 23) in the UK, highlighting recycling disparities between bathroom and kitchen products.
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WBA mandates compliance with regulatory requirements for ingredient labelling on owned brand products. New and refreshed WBA-owned brand items carry How2Recycle™ labels for U.S. products or On-Pack Recycling Labels (OPRL) for UK products. Additionally, Boots and No7 Beauty Company enforce "Do Not Flush" labelling on products with a high risk of being inappropriately flushed.

In the UK, Boots recently launched a blister pack recycling pilot programme across over 100 stores in London and the South East of England.

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