Volvo: completely disable disposable plastic products by the end of 2019
Swedish automaker Volvo announced on May 21 that it would stop using disposable plastic products in all offices, restaurants and large-scale activities around the world and switch to more environmentally friendly biodegradable products by the end of 2019.
Volvo said it would use sustainable alternatives, such as biodegradable products made from paper, pulp and wood, to replace plastic products such as cups, food containers and tableware. This way, every employee will reduce the use of 500 plastic products every year. By the end of this year, the company will stop using disposable plastic products in global activities and offices in China, Belgium, the United States, Sweden and Malaysia; next year, it will stop using disposable plastic products in domestic sales companies.
Stuart Templar, head of Volvo's sustainable development department, said that plastic pollution is one of the most serious environmental challenges we are facing. We must shoulder our responsibilities and actively participate in and help solve this global problem.