Hasbro Marks the Next Step in Its Sustainable Packaging Journey and Adopts Bio-Based Plastic Packagi
Updated: Nov 4, 2018
Hasbro, Inc. announced today that it will begin using plant-based bio-polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for blister packs and plastic windows in its product packaging starting in 2019.
Utilizing bioPET plastic is another important step in Hasbro’s sustainable packaging journey. In 2010, the Company eliminated wire ties, and replaced polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with PET in 2013. In 2015, Hasbro achieved 90 percent recycled or sustainably-sourced paper for packaging and in-box content, and moved from PET to post-consumer recycled (rPET) in 2016.
Moving forward, Hasbro will use bioPET plastic made with 30 percent plant-based material derived from agricultural by-products. This shift in material builds upon Hasbro’s efforts to continuously enhance the sustainability of its packaging and enables the Company to develop packaging that is less reliant on non-renewable resources.
“At Hasbro, we take pride in designing for the environment and believe that every package makes a difference,” said Kathrin Belliveau, senior vice president, Global Government, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, Hasbro, Inc. “We’re proud of the strides we’ve made to advance the sustainability of our packaging and we know our consumers care deeply about this. We see every day as a chance to do better, and through actions like this, we are developing a more sustainable business and reducing our environmental impact.”
Hasbro ranked No. 3 on Newsweek’s 2017 Green Rankings, which assesses the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the United States on overall environmental performance. The Company was ranked No. 1 on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 2017 by CR Magazine, and was recognized as a 2018 World's Most Ethical Company® by Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.