Volvo Cars will replace more than 20 million single-use plastic items such as cups, food containers and cutlery with more sustainable alternatives

Volvo Cars will remove more than 20 million single-use plastic items such as cups, food containers and cutlery from from all its offices, canteens and events, replacing them with more sustainable alternatives, including biodegradable products made of paper, pulp and wood.

By the end of this year, single-use plastics will be history at global events such as car launches, as well as from all offices and restaurants in Volvo Cars facilities in China, Belgium, the US, Sweden and Malaysia.

Volvo estimates this year’s measures will result in the replacement of more than 126 tons of single-use plastic items with plastic-free alternatives. Next year, national sales companies will eradicate single-use plastics from their operations.

So while the switch will be gradual, it will, upon completion by the end of 2019, add up to the removal of more than 500 plastic items per employee a year. More at Wards Auto