Developing Compostable Options
We forged a two-year partnership with Danimer Scientific industrial and home-compostable packaging. This collaboration is meant to produce new compostable packaging for various Mars Wrigley brands, starting with smaller, flexible packaging formats that are less likely to be recycled.
The first brand in our global portfolio of iconic treats to introduce this initiative will be M&M’s and SKITTLES® in the United States.
Danimer Scientific and Mars Wrigley plan to introduce Nodax® PHA into flexible and rigid packaging that reliably breaks down in both industrial composting facilities and backyard compost units, offering an enhanced value proposition for environmentally conscious consumers and retailers.
Sourced from the seeds of plants such as canola and soy, Nodax® PHA can serve as an alternative to traditional petrochemical plastic.
The joint development agreement is a key component of Mars Wrigley’s comprehensive strategy to transform its packaging portfolio to support a circular economy and to drive progress against our goal of 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.