Loblaw Cos. Ltd., one of Canada's largest grocery store chains and its largest food distributor, will require all plastic packaging for its store brand to be fully recyclable or reusable by 2025.
The March 22 announcement by the Brampton, Ontario-based company expands on its previous target to improve its carbon footprint and expand its focus to suppliers.
In 2016, Loblaw said it would cut its corporate carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030. It actually reached that target in 2020. It now will "extend this momentum into its franchised networks and distribution centers and ultimately to its supplier network," the company said.
It now has a target to be net zero for greenhouse gas emissions within its own footprint by 2040 and hit net zero for its entire network, including suppliers, by 2050.
It also has set a 2030 date to elminate all food waste sent to landfills and have a zero emission truck fleet.