Unilever’s Alternatives To Fossil Fuel Aim For Net-Zero By 2039

Unilever has pledged to invest $1.2 billion into replacing chemicals in their cleaning products with safer, greener alternatives.

Unilever, a company that makes basically everything in your bathroom and/or kitchen, has recently pledged to invest a whopping $1.2 billion over the next 10 years into replacing chemicals in their cleaning products with safer, greener alternatives.

Aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2039, the company’s “Clean Future” program sees Unilever’s alternatives to fossil fuel combine with carbon capture and other methods to effectively reduce their emissions to net zero in the next 20 years.

Green Biz explains:

“The new program, Clean Future, is largely focused on identifying and commercializing alternative sources of carbon for surfactants, the petrochemical molecules found in cleaning products that help remove grease from fabrics and surfaces. More than 46 percent of Unilever's cleaning and laundry products' carbon footprint is incurred by chemicals made from fossil fuel-produced carbon, most of which are used in surfactants.”

To explain their plans to consumers and partners, the company created a “Carbon Rainbow Model” that helps to better demonstrate their efforts… with a rainbow.

It’s great to see that such a monumentally huge company is taking steps to control its problems with pollution.

Joe is passionate about environmentalism and the effect it has on our planet. He’s been a vegetarian for 10 years and is very strict about recycling in his apartment. As well as writing, he likes to spend time singing, playing the guitar, and defending pineapple on pizza.

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