Nestlé reveals packaging recycling target.
Food manufacturer Nestlé has announced its ambition to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
The company – which employs 330 people at its factory in Dalston, near Carlisle – said it wants none of its packaging, including plastics, to end up in landfill or as litter in response to what it described as an “urgent need to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment”.
Nestlé said it would focus on eliminating non-recyclable plastics, encouraging the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates and either changing or eliminating altogether complex combinations of packaging materials.
Nestlé chief executive 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, reuse and recycle.”
Similar pledges have been made by a raft of businesses in recent months as pressure continues to grow from both lobby groups and consumers on the recycling of packaging, in particular, single-use plastics.