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McCormick saves 300t of plastic annually

Spices, herbs and flavorings manufacturer McCormick has announced a saving of more than 300t of plastic annually by using sustainable packaging on four of its plastic bottle types.

According to the company, the length of the saved bottles equals that of 14,000 football fields.

Announced as part of the company’s 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) review, the savings build upon its success at its net-zero energy facility in Belcamp, Maryland.

The savings also build upon the company’s operational goals focused on energy efficiency, packaging, waste and water reduction at nearly 50 locations in 24 countries.

McCormick chairman, president and chief executive officer Alan Wilson said the company’s CSR vision is to grow its business globally while driving positive change to the environment.

"This CSR review highlights the linkage between our philanthropic work, protection of the environment and our business success," Wilson added.