Nestlé to institute 100% recyclable, reusable packaging by 2025
Preventing packaging material ending up as waste, including in seas, oceans and waterways is one of the key reasons behind Nestlé’s pledge.
Nestlé USA, Glendale, Calif., announced its goal to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025.
"Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today,” says Mark Schneider, chief executive officer. “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."
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.
Recognizing the need for developing a circular economy, Nestlé is committed to:
- Playing an active role in the development of well-functioning collection, sorting and recycling schemes across the countries where it operates;
- Working with value chain partners and industry associations to explore different packaging solutions to reduce plastic usage, facilitate recycling and develop new approaches to eliminate plastic waste;
- Labeling plastic product packaging with recycling information to help consumers dispose of it properly;
- Promoting a market for recycled plastics by continuing to increase the proportion of recycled plastics in the packaging.