Nestlé and Veolia join forces for recycling
The Swiss-based food group Nestlé and the French resource management company Veolia will start a collaboration to work on waste collection, sorting and recycling of plastic material, with a particular emphasis on flexible plastic packaging. Projects reportedly will focus on eleven priority countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
100% reusable by 2025
The partnership is said to also explore technologies to establish viable models of recycling in different countries. This includes chemical recycling technologies like pyrolysis, which reportedly is capable to produce virgin quality plastic. These technologies are said to to increase the recycled content of the Swiss group's bottled water packaging to 35% and its overall product packaging to 15% by 2025. The collaboration is in line with the group's commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.