Nestlé has announced its goal to make 100 per cent of it packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025.
The news comes in response to the company’s opinion that there is an urgent need to minimise the impact of packaging that ends up in landfill or as litter.
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To achieve this goal, the company says it will focus on eliminating non-recyclable plastics, encourage the use of plastics that allow for better recycling rates and eliminate or change complex combinations of packaging materials.
Nestlé said in a statement that it is committed to playing an active role in the development of collection, sorting and recycling schemes.
The company also said it would work with chain partners and industry associations to explore different packaging to reduce plastic usage and to facilitate recycling.
Labelling products with recycling information and promoting a market for recycled plastics were also steps mentioned to develop a circular economy.
Nestlé Chief Executive Officer Mark Schneider said, “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% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025.”