Circular Economy

Nestle steps up efforts to address plastic waste

Nestle have joined forces with other businesses and government in signing the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

The Global Commitment is an initiative of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment. It aims to rethink the future of plastics by applying the principles of circular economy, in which plastics never become waste.

The Global Commitment represents a powerful framework to work collectively on solutions that address the root causes of plastics waste and pollution.

“This Global Commitment is a step-change we urgently need in order to move from a linear to a circular economy,” said Mark Schneider, Nestle CEO.

“We want to act and lead by example. We will do our part to ensure that none of our packaging, including plastics, ends up in the natural environment.”

Nestle recognises the need for preventing packaging material ending up as waste. This is the rationale behind Nestle’s goal to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

To achieve this goal, Nestle has embarked on several exciting research and development projects. One of them is the NaturAll Bottle Alliance, which aims to develop 100 per cent bio-based PET to be used for its water business.

Nestle also continues to play an active role in the development of well-functioning collection, sorting and recycling schemes across the countries where it operates.

To read more about Nestle’s efforts to improve packaging performance, click here.