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At Nestlé, we commit to making 100% of our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, up from the 88% we do today. We will promote a circular economy and drive collective action to ensure packaging stays out of the environment. Our vision is that none of our packaging, including plastics, end up in landfills or as litter, including in oceans, lakes or rivers.

What
we have
done
so far

Reducing use
Of packaging material

We, at Nestlé, are using less packaging material and reducing our use of virgin plastics by leading the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics, while accelerating the development of innovative packaging solutions.

What
we have
done
so far

SCALING REUSABLE
AND REFILLABLE SYSTEMS

To eliminate the need for disposable packaging, Nestlé is working hard to eliminate non-recyclable plastics and invest in innovative, alternative delivery systems.

What
we have
done
so far

Pioneering alternative
packaging materials to
facilitate recycling

Nestlé is evaluating and developing various sustainable packaging materials, collaborating with industrial partners, and investing up to CHF 2 billion (US$2.16 billion) to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.

What
we have
done
so far

PRODUCT PACKAGING
TRANSFORMATIONS

Recent packaging transformations within Nestlé’s product portfolio include transitioning to paper packaging across various formats, with examples such as the Smarties sharing block, a popular color-coated chocolate confectionery product, becoming available in a recyclable paper wrapper in the United Kingdom. Other brands such as Nesquik, Nescafé, KitKat, and Maggi have witnessed similar shifts to paper packaging in various locations. Paper straws for Nesquik, Milo, and Nescafé have been introduced.

NIDO FortiGrow pouch is also now designed for recycling without impacting the product’s shelf-life.

What
we have
done
so far

Supporting infrastructures
that help shape a
waste-free future

One hundred percent recyclability is not enough, which is why Nestlé is committed to playing an active role in developing plastics collection, sorting, and recycling schemes across the world, and to converting packaging into a valuable resource. We have a longer-term ambition to stop plastic leakage into the environment across our global operations.

What
we have
done
so far

DRIVING
NEW BEHAVIORS

We, at Nestlé, are leading the way on driving behavioral changes which are essential to tackling the global plastic waste challenge.

We are rolling out a sustainable packaging education and training program for over 270,000 employees, to accelerate behavior change and help us meet our packaging objectives. Other actions within our operations include eliminating single-use plastic items that cannot be recycled from all our facilities worldwide.

Get On board!

Look into local recycling schemes near you and get onboard! In the UAE for example, you can download the Zeloop app, as well as the RECAPP app in Abu Dhabi.