Nestlé to Use 100% Recyclable or Reusable Packaging by 2025
The goal for Nestlé is to make 100 percent of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with none of its packaging ending up in a landfill or as litter.
"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 percent recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025," Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said.
The company focuses on three core areas: eliminate non-recyclable plastics; encourage the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates; and eliminate or change complex combinations of packaging materials.
Nestlé recognizes the need for developing a circular economy by:
- Playing an active role in the development of well-functioning collection, sorting and recycling across programs in countries where we operate;
- Exploring different packaging solutions to reduce plastic usage, facilitate recycling and develop new approaches to eliminate plastic waste;
- Labeling its plastic product packaging with recycling information to help consumers dispose of it in the right way;
- Preventing packaging material ending up as waste, including in seas, oceans and waterways.