Nestlé US pledges to reduce single-use plastics in all of their packaging by joining the US Plastics Pact.
Food conglomerate Nestlé vowed to make all of its packaging in the US reusable, recyclable, or compostable. Thus, Nestlé US announced its joining of a green initiative. The pact attempts to create a circular economy for plastics among different businesses and organizations.
Promise to No Single-Use Plastic
Last week, the food and drinks company announced that it joined the US Plastics Pact. Per the green campaign’s website, the US Plastic Pact aims to eliminate the generation of unnecessary plastics. Meanwhile, those plastics that are necessary are circulated in the economy and not disposed of.
Alongside Nestlé, over 60 organizations likewise joined the Plastic Pact. The groups that now vow to circulate plastics in the economy include nonprofit orgs, major brands, and federal bodies. The Eco Watch said among the well-known brand companies include Coca-Cola and the Unilever United States.
The Nestlé Director of Government Affairs, Nicole Collier, noted that the US Plastic Pacts meet the food company’s visions.
“Our vision at Nestlé is that none of our packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter,” Collier stated.
The Goals of the Initiative
Proud to be joining this commitment and continuing to make all of our packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025! 👏 https://t.co/NZfuELwxos
— Nestlé US (@NestleUSA) August 31, 2020
- Define a list of packaging to be designed as problematic of unnecessary by 2021 and take measures to eliminate them by 2025
- By 2025, all plastic packaging is 100 percent reusable, recyclable, or compostable
- By 2025, undertake ambitious actions to effectively recycle or compost 50 percent of plastic packaging
- By 2025, the average recycled content or responsibly sourced bio-based content in plastic packaging will be 30 percent
Meanwhile, EcoWatch quoted WWF head of Plastic Waste and Business. Erin Simon said that “plastic pollution is a global crisis that needs local solutions.”
Similarly, Simon considers the initiative as a chance to unite “industry leaders, waste management systems, and policymakers” towards a shared vision.
Also according to Simon, “the United States is one of the biggest opportunities where regional interventions can result in transformative change around the world.”