Author: Jessica Hudson
The world’s largest food and beverage company has announced plans to make its packaging 100% reusable and recyclable by 2025.
Nestlé’s plan aims to eliminate non-recyclable plastics, encourage use of plastics that allow better recycling rates, and eliminate or change complex combinations of packaging materials. The company hopes to make it easier for consumers to responsibly dispose of packaging by continuing to use the Australasian Recycling Label.
Designed by Planet Ark, the Australian Packaging Covenant and PREP Design, the Australasian Recycling Label was developed to give people clear recycling information.
This year, Nestlé will begin tackling their objective by placing the Australasian Recycling Label on Allen’s lollies to encourage consumers to recycle packaging responsibly.
It is encouraging to see so many international organizations take initiative to divert waste from landfills by moving towards recyclable products. McDonald’s recently announced they will be banning plastic straws in its UK locations and entire countries are banning plastic bags to decrease litter and protect the environment. Nestlé’s reusable or recyclable materials are just a start towards the larger, long-term aim to reduce plastic products.
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Jessica interned at Planet Ark in 2018. Studying Communication and minoring in Environmental Analysis and Policy at Boston University, she spent a trimester in Sydney Australia.