Amorepacific is the latest beauty company to partner with TerraCycle for the recycling of empty bottles.
The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which included the following pledges:
- Recycle at least 100 tons of empty plastic bottles each year for three years;
- Increase the ratio of using recycled empty bottles for Amorepacific products and furnishings, 10% in the first year, 20% in the second and 30% in the third year; and
- Achieve 100% recycling of empty bottles and 50% of those used for products and furnishings by 2025.
Saehong Ahn, president of Amorepacific Corporation said, "Plastic issue is now a common social problem which companies should also take part in. Amorepacific will prepare for the age of 'No Plastic' by reusing collected empty bottles and developing environmentally friendly materials. Through positive cooperation with TerraCycle, we will make the Earth beautiful with our contribution to responsible consumption and production."