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Nestlé pursing better packaging solutions and waste management

Nestlé’s vision is that none of its food and beverage packaging ends up in landfills or as litter.

The food and beverage company highlights how it is improving its packaging to facilitate recycling and how it is supporting better waste management.

At the end of 2023, 83.5 per cent of Nestlé’s plastic packaging globally was designed for recycling.

Nestlé’s Head of ESG strategy and deployment Antonia Wanner said, “”We are making progress in reducing our overall packaging, making it more recyclable, and using renewable or recycled materials in our packaging.”

For recyclable packaging materials to actually be recycled, a scale up of waste management infrastructure is needed.

Nestlé is working with local and national governments, industry alliances, civil society and consumers to develop and improve recycling infrastructure in the countries where it operates.

“The design of, and material used in, our packaging are factors we can directly impact. But we also go beyond that and help build up waste management infrastructure, support harmonized regulation, and engage on the human rights of waste workers,” said Wanner.

Nestlé has partnered on 220 initiatives to develop well-functioning waste collection, sorting and recycling schemes in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America.

Nestlé also uses recycled and renewable materials in its packaging, and at the end of 2023, 41.5 per cent of its total packaging was made from recycled or renewable content.

Nestlé is continuing to pursue its work to keep packaging materials in the circular economy, and out of the environment.

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