// VF Corp to scrap all single-use plastic packaging by 2025
// The North Face and Vans owner said it will remove plastics “for which there is a viable product alternative”
The parent company of Vans and The North Face, VF Corporation has revealed its goal to eliminate all single-use plastic packaging by 2025, as part of its latest sustainability goals.
The group said all remaining packaging will be reduced, originate from sustainable sources, and will be designed for reuse or recyclability.
Across the company, VF Corp will remove all non-essential, single-use plastics “for which there is a viable product alternative”.
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All VF-owned distribution centres will be zero-waste from April 1, 2021.
“With a portfolio comprising some of the world’s most iconic apparel and footwear brands, we recognize we play an important role as environmental stewards and can serve as a catalyst for industry movements that drive positive change,” VF Corp vice president of global sustainability, Jeannie Renné-Malone said.
“Our new global packaging goals are an example of how we can leverage our scale for significant impact. In just one year, we could potentially eliminate as many as 100 million polybags from our packaging waste.”
VF’s Timberland brand has outlined a vision for its products to have a net positive impact by 2030, while The North Face has been partnering with TerraCycle since 2001, as part of its Polybag Brigade recycling programme.