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Our Plastic Journey



Plastic is a valuable material. It is crucial for the safe and efficient distribution of our products, and it has a lower carbon footprint than many alternative materials. So, it has its place.

But that place is definitely not as plastic pollution in our environment - littering our streets, rivers and oceans. Its place is inside the circular economy – where it can be reused, recycled or composted. And as long as possible in a circular loop. If even one of our bottles ends up in the environment, for us that’s one too many. Our plastic is our responsibility.

We have been working hard to reduce our plastic packaging waste and our footprint on the planet. We can now proudly announce in Australia all our Hellmann’s squeeze bottles are now made with 99% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic. The 1% non-recycled component is needed to protect the mayonnaise from UV light.

Help us on our journey to achieving zero plastic bottle waste by continuing to recycle and keeping the packaging in the circular loop!


Keep your eyes peeled for more progress on our plastic journey