nestle pledges to make all its packaging recyclable by 2025 - pet film for food packaging
The Swiss food giant said Tuesday that Nestle hopes to make all its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, becoming the latest food company to pledge to reduce waste of plastic.
Environmental activists criticized the plan for its lack of substance.
European governments have stepped up efforts to reduce plastic waste on land and at sea, and companies in the food supply chain have followed suit.
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Tuesday promised to ban stores from using disposable coffee cups by the fall.
"Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability problems facing the world today.
Mark Schneider, Nestle's chief executive, said in a statement: "collective action is needed to solve this problem . "
The world's largest packaged food company says it will focus on eliminating non-
Recyclable plastics, encourage the use of plastics that can improve the recovery rate, and eliminate or change the complex combination of packaging materials.
"We are trying to change the color of plastic packaging.
"Light colors are easier to recycle," Nestle sustainability expert Duncan Pollard told reporters on the phone . ".
Greenpeace, an environmental group, said Nestlé had not given a clear quantitative goal to reduce plastic waste, saying the announcement was "green.
In a statement, Greenpeace Swiss spokesman Yves Zeger said: "The company is one of the parties responsible for the serious plastic crisis in the ocean . " He added that Nestlé should eventually give up being single altogether.
Use plastic packaging.
Pollard of Nestle said on the phone that recycling single
The use of plastics depends on existing recycling infrastructure, particularly in southern countries
East Asian countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand must make improvements in this regard.
Nestle's rival, Unilever, said last week that it had reached a partnership with the company to take the lead in launching a new technology that would (
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Brand material for food packaging.
The company has pledged last year to make all its plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or packable by 2025.
Starbucks, a coffee chain, is doing its part, and if customers bring their own tumbler or cup, they will discount their drinks.
Last month, the British government announced plans to launch a single deposit return plan.
After China banned the import of "foreign garbage" from 2018, the use of beverage containers and EU regulators said they wanted to increase the recycling of plastics.