3M Announces New Sustainability Goal

April 26, 2021 3M Announces New Sustainability Goal

3M has announced plans to reduce dependence on virgin fossil-based plastic by 125 million pounds by 2025.

To achieve this new goal, 3M will take steps to innovate the products and packaging in the company’s consumer business group. 3M will redesign products to reduce plastic use and increase its use of bio-based plastics and recycled content.

“The materials and infrastructure that support a global transition away from petroleum-based plastics are undergoing rapid transformation and there’s palpable momentum for change,” said Gayle Schueller, 3M senior vice president and chief sustainability officer. “3M has a history of applying science to create sustainable alternatives to plastic and with this public goal, it will be easier to share these solutions and collaborate with others on advancing a global circular economy.”

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