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Nestlé To Go 100% Green Packaging By 2025


Disturbed with the recent developments of growing plastic pollutants accumulating in the earth’s water bodies, Nestlé takes a pledge to become eco-friendly and adapt the path to circular economy for sourcing its packaging materials.

Dailycsr.com – 12 June 2018 – Brian Collett reports that the “largest food company” of the world, Nestlé has pledged that by 2025, it will be sourcing all its packaging from “recyclable or reusable” materials.
Nestlé’s products range from “chocolate, breakfast cereals, coffee, soft drinks” to soup and the eventual goal of the company is to ensure that none of its packaging materials become an environmental threat as litter or landfill. Looking at the present scenario wherein the oceans are collecting more and more plastic litters while the trash continues to chock waterways and pollute our planet, the company took the above mentioned measures.
Over the period of the coming seven years, Nestlé will be reducing “non-recyclable plastics”, whereby promoting recyclable plastic materials besides revamping its “packaging materials”. Moreover, Collett also added that:
“In efforts to develop a circular economy Nestlé will help authorities and businesses to operate efficient collection, sorting and recycling schemes in countries where it manufactures and trades, and will combine with industry associations and supply chain partners to explore packaging methods that reduce plastic use, to facilitate recycling and to find new ways of phasing out plastic waste”.
Nestlé’s plastic packaging will come with “recycling information” whereby inculcating in the consumers responsible disposing habits. In fact, the company will also support “recycled plastics” market space as it will continuously increase the use of such materials for its own packaging.
In the words of the C.E.O of Nestlé, Mark Schneider:
“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, reuse and recycle.”
Similarly, the “German-owned discount supermarket group”, Aldi which has over “10,000 stores” across China, mainland Europe, the U.K. and Australia will also be using 100% “recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging” for the products under its own brand by the year of 2022.
According to the “green policy” of Aldi, by the end of the year, the group will disown “plastic carrier bags” that are being “charged at 5p each under government regulations”. There will be an offer of “bags for life and 9p reusable bags” for its customers.