Nestlé and Veolia, a global resource management company, have announced their collaboration to work on waste collection, sorting, and recycling of plastic material, with a particular emphasis on flexible plastic packaging.
Projects will focus on eleven priority countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.
The two will also explore technologies to establish viable models of recycling in different countries, including chemical recycling technologies like pyrolysis, which is capable to produce virgin quality plastic.
These technologies will help Nestlé to increase the recycled content of its bottled water packaging to 35% and its overall product packaging to 15% by 2025.
An 'Ecosystem Of Solutions'
“Plastic waste is a challenge that requires an ecosystem of solutions all working simultaneously,” Magdi Batato, Executive Vice President, Head of Operations, Nestlé, said.
“This partnership is another specific step to accelerate our efforts in addressing the critical issue of plastic waste. Leveraging on Veolia’s technology and expertise, we will start with pilot projects in multiple countries, with the intention of scaling these up globally.”
Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice-President for Development, Innovation and Markets, Veolia, welcomed the opportunity to partner with a global Food and Beverage leader “in the quest for a more circular economy of plastics”.
“Our expertise in resource recovery and recycling has positioned us to tackle this issue with global brands and other value-chain actors, across all continents,” he continues.
“We believe it is time to move towards more recycling of materials and we are happy to help our clients be ever more inventive so they can keep improving our quality of life, whilst protecting our planet and its resources.”
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