Nestlé have announced that they aim to make all of their packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Their vision is that none of their packaging will end up in landfill or as litter, including plastics and Nestlé believe that there is an urgent need to minimise the impact of packaging on the environment.
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé said: “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.”
They are focusing on three main areas which are eliminating non-recyclable plastics, encourage the use of plastics that allow for better recycling rates and change, or eliminate combinations of packaging materials.
They have committed to four methods to achieve sustainability, including the development of well-functioning collection, sorting an recycling schemes in the countries that they operate in, labelling their plastic product packaging to help consumers dispose of plastic in the correct way and promoting a market for recycled plastics by continuing to increase the proportion of recycled plastics in their packaging.
In addition, they will work with chain partners and industry associations to explore different packaging solutions to reduce plastic usage, facilitate recycling and develop new approaches to eliminate plastic waste.