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Sustainable Packaging

sustainable-packaging

Packaging plays an important role in safely delivering highquality food and drinks to consumers, and in reducing food loss and waste. However, we realize that these essential requirements should not come at the expense of the planet. That’s why we are continually developing more sustainable packaging and are committed to reducing waste from packaging.

As the largest food and beverage company, our actions matter, and we are committed to putting our size and scale to work. Nestlé’s vision for packaging is ambitious: a world in which none of our packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. We are working hard to deliver on it and help achieve a waste-free future.

In particular, we are doing our best to reduce our plastic waste by reducing our use of new plastic by shifting to paper or alternative materials, and helping create circular systems that make it easier to collect, recycle and reuse these products.

We remain committed to designing 100% of our plastic packaging for recycling. By 2025, we expect that more than 95% of it will be. We are also on track to reduce the use of newly made plastic - or virgin plastic - by one third by 2025.

As we deploy new solutions, we will never compromise the health of our consumers. Plastic packaging plays an important role in safely delivering food and drinks to consumers and reducing food loss and waste, so we need to carefully consider alternatives before making changes. The safety and quality of our foods and beverages are nonnegotiable.

We will transform our packaging by phasing out packaging that is non-recyclable, shifting to paper, and initiating fit for purpose projects that reduce the weight and size of packaging materials.

Our Vision and Commitments:

In January 2019, we set out our broader vision for a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions to meet our commitment.

Our vision is that none of our packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter, including in oceans, lakes or rivers. Our vision is not just some lofty ideal - we are working hard to deliver on it and help to achieve a waste-free future.

We are committed to our vision that none of our packaging ends up in a landfill or as litter and that above 95% of our packaging will be designed for recycling by 2025. We are committed to making 100% of our packaging recyclable. Another commitment is to reduce virgin plastic use by one-third by 2025.

‘Designed for Recycling’ Packaging

As part of our packaging transformation journey, we have made major inroads in eliminating unnecessary packaging and phasing out materials that are not recyclable or are hard to recycle. We are also investing more in the development of mono-material packaging, as well as alternative materials. As of end of 2023, 82% of Nestlé Pakistan’s packaging is designed for recycling in dedicated recycling facilities.

  • Designed for Recycling Packaging
    We are also phasing out materials that are not recyclable or are hard to recycle. We are investing more in the development of mono-material packaging, as well as alternative materials. As of 2023, over 82% of Nestlé Pakistan’s packaging is designed for recycling.
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  • Reducing Virgin Plastics
    While we are pursuing recycling options where feasible, we know that 100% recyclability might not be enough to tackle the plastics waste problem. That is why we aim to reduce our use of virgin plastics by one-third by 2025.

    We are eliminating unnecessary packaging and shifting to alternative materials, wherever possible.
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  • Shifting to Paper
    In order to improve the environmental performance of our packaging, we introduced paper straws across our entire ready-to-drink product range. This makes Nestlé Pakistan the first food and beverage company in Pakistan to do so. The initiative marked a breakthrough in our sustainable packaging transformation journey and has eliminated over 400 million plastic straws each year.
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Waste-Free Future

To realize our vision for a waste-free future, we have partnered with external organizations to increase the volume of packaging waste that can be collected and recycled. Driving new behaviors by creating awareness amongst society – from industry to consumers and packaging manufacturers to the government – is an essential pillar in our sustainable packaging journey.

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