Nestlé today laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste.
“Our broader vision and action plan outline our commitment and specific approach to addressing the plastics packaging waste issue," Mark Schneider, CEO Nestlé said.
“While we are committed to pursuing recycling options where feasible, we know that 100% recyclability is not enough to successfully tackle the plastics waste crisis.
Schneider highlighted that the group believes in the 'value of recyclable and compostable paper-based materials and biodegradable polymers', in particular where recycling infrastructure does not exist.
“Collective action is vital, which is why we are also engaging consumers, business partners and all of our Nestlé colleagues to play their part." He added.
Headquartered in Switzerland the the group said in a statement that in order to address the multifaceted issue of plastic pollution requires a holistic view and a well-orchestrated effort, 'specific actions are required'.
In line with this approach, Nestlé today announced tangible steps to pioneer alternative materials, shape a waste-free future and drive behaviour change.
Pioneering Alternative Materials
In December 2018, Nestlé announced the creation of the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences, to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
The food and beverage giant said that its new initiative is dedicated to the discovery and development of functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions.
It also announced the creation of its Institute of Packaging Sciences to evaluate and develop various sustainable packaging materials and to collaborate with industrial partners to develop new packaging materials and solutions.
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