Unilever is one of the country’s leading consumer goods companies, with brands including Lynx, Dove, Impulse and Sure.

The company, which runs Europe’s largest aerosol factory, joined the MetalMatters funding partnership in 2012.  The funding commitment builds on a previous successful partnership with the Aerofoil programme, which ran from 2009 to 2011 and helped over 100 local authorities expand their collection systems to include aluminium foil, and/or aerosols.

Louis Lindenberg, global packaging sustainability director at Unilever, says: “One of our packaging goals set out in our Sustainable Living Plan is to work with partners in NGOs, government and industry to increase recycling by 5% by 2015 and 15% by 2020. This partnership takes us one step closer towards reaching this goal and demonstrates our continued efforts to help consumers reduce waste.”

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the country’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with 40 UK brands spanning 14 categories. Our products are present in 98% of homes in the UK and are used by over 2 billion people globally on a daily basis. Through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to decoupling growth from environmental impact and helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020. In recognition of this, Unilever was ranked number one in its sector in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, attained the highest environmental score of 5 in the FTSE4Good Index, led the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the 2014 GlobeScan/SustainAbility annual survey for the fourth year running, and ranked the most sustainable food and beverage company in Oxfam’s Behind the Brands Scorecard.

See more on the USLP at www.unilever.com/sustainable-living

For more information visit www.unilever.co.uk