Nestlé vows to use more recycled plastics

01 November 2018

Nestlé, a leading food and beverage company, has pledged to make a significant increase in the amount of recycled plastics it uses in some of its packaging in the European Union.

By 2025, bottles, PET layer in laminates, caps on glass jars and tins, trays for meat products and shrink films for display trays will all contain at least between 25 per cent and 50 per cent recycled material, depending on the packaging type, said a statement from the company.

The pledge comes following Nestlé’s global packaging ambition announced in April this year, where the company aims to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025.

Marco Settembri, Nestlé chief executive officer for Zone Europe, Middle East and North Africa, said: “I am proud that we are already taking first concrete steps to achieve our packaging ambitions.”

“We support the Plastics Strategy of the European Union. We share the vision that no plastic packaging ends up in the environment. Recyclable packaging, good recycling infrastructure and more use of recycled material will help us close the loop,” he added.

Nestlé’s announcement contributes to the voluntary pledging exercise on recycled content by the European Commission.

Marco Settembri underlined Nestlé’s determination by handing over the pledge in person to the European Commission, it stated.

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