Nestle targets 100% sustainable packaging by 2025
“There is an urgent need to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment”, the Swiss company said in a statement this week.
As a result, it is now aiming to make all its products recyclable or reusable within the next eight years.
Nestle’s CEO Mark Schneider commented: "Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today. Tackling it requires a collective approach. We are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, re-use and recycle. Our ambition is to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025."
To tackle this issue the company is looking to focus on three areas where it can make the most impact: eliminating non-recyclable plastics; adopting plastics which have higher recycling rates, and removing packaging which combine materials making them hard to reuse.
The food and drink giant has previously won plaudits for its sustainable practices, including for high levels of water conservation and management in the creation of its products.
Highlighting the need for “developing a circular economy”, Nestle is now committing itself to creating a larger market for plastic recycling, accelerating its own schemes, but also working with supply chain partners on new packaging methods, which reduce waste. ■