Nestlé has announced its plans to introduce the industry's 'first' recyclable baby food packaging 'designed for the future of recycling.'
In the US the 'first-of-its-kind', single-material pouch for its baby food will features exclusively on TheGerberStore.com for Gerber's Organic Banana Mango Puree at the start of May of this year, the Swiss food group said.
In Finland, baby food company Piltti, subsidiary of Nestlé, will roll out the packaging for one of its popular products.
Thierry Philardeau, head of the nutrition strategic business unit at Nestlé, said that the company will "aim to gradually extend the use of single-material pouch to our baby food pouches range globally."
'An Important Milestone'
"This launch is an important milestone on how we execute our ambition to create a wider market for recycled plastics that are safe for food." Philardeau added.
The pouches, made from polypropylene (PP), will allow the food giant to make more plastics 'infinitely recyclable.'
In January, earlier this year Nestlé said that it will invest up to €1.9 billion (CHF 2 billion) to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.
Building on its 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, Nestlé will reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third in the same period whilst working with others to advance the circular economy and endeavor to clean up plastic waste from oceans, lakes and rivers, the confectionary giant said.
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