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.