Nestlé has claimed that Tackling plastic pollution, especially in oceans, is an ‘urgent priority’ for the company.
This time last year, the group pledged to make 100% of our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
Since then it has committed to working with governments, NGOs, suppliers, waste managers, retailers as well as other companies to take meaningful actions like eliminating straws from products and rolling out alternative packaging solutions.
Nestlé is currently testing reusable ice cream containers for our Häagen-Dazs brand in the US and has already introduced sustainable dispensers for Nescafé and Milo.
In early 2020, the group intends to launch new water dispensers that consumers to fill their own reusable bottles.
‘These innovative models are promising. They are part of a broader set of actions, which include promoting recycling and developing novel biodegradable and compostable packaging solutions,’ a company statement read.
‘Everyone at Nestlé is committed to making further progress in tackling this global problem. We look forward to working in a constructive manner with all those who want to shape a waste-free future.’
These initiatives, Nestlé said, are a part of the broader set of actions that will help the company to achieve its sustainability goals.
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