“We are introducing reusable packaging, new delivery systems and innovative business models.”
Swiss food and drink giant Nestlé has reiterated its commitment to biodegradable packaging in an effort to reduce its use of plastic. In a statement, the company pledged to stick to a plan it made last year to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
The company also said that it had been working with governments, NGOs, suppliers, waste managers and retailers to develop sustainable packaging.
Nestlé aims to promote recycling and develop novel biodegradable and compostable packaging solutions, among other things.
In a statement, Nestlé (@Nestle)said: “We are determined to reduce our use of single-use plastics. We are introducing reusable packaging, new delivery systems and innovative business models.
“We are currently testing reusable ice-cream containers for our Häagen-Dazs brand in the US. Dispensers for Nescafé and Milo are already available in many countries around the world.”
The company added that in early 2020 it would launch new water dispensers using “state-of-the-art technology” to help consumers to fill their own reusable bottles.
“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,” Nestlé explained in a statement.
Nestlé has also recently promoted its partnership with the NaturAll Bottle Alliance on social media channels. The partnership aims to develop 100% bio-based bottles. The NaturALL Bottle Alliance is a research consortium formed in 2017 by Danone, Nestlé Waters and bio-based materials development company Origin Materials (@OriginMaterials) to accelerate the development of innovative packaging solutions.
Earlier this year, Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider acknowledged that while it was committed to pursuing recycling options where feasible, “we know that 100% recyclability is not enough to successfully tackle the plastic waste crisis” and that the company needed to “push the boundaries and do more”.
Nestlé are also looking at other sustainability actions below:
- Eliminating plastic straws from its products;
- Working with partners to develop fully marine biodegradable and recyclable bottles;
- Improving waste collection, sorting and recycling of plastic material; and
- Collaborating with others to prevent ocean plastic leakage in South-East Asia and to stop the further accumulation of plastics in the environment.
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