In line with our commitments on Sustainable Packaging, Nestlé Pakistan played a leading role in establishing an alliance called CoRe (Collect and Recycle). We have joined hands with other like-minded organizations that share our vision of a waste-free future, which will be driven by the reduction in plastics, innovation of new materials, exploration of new and more sustainable business models as well as helping move towards a circular economy.
The alliance is committed to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 and is working to improve its performance on a yearly basis.
CoRe comprises of Pakistan’s leading consumer goods and packaging companies, recyclers and non-governmental organizations. It is an alliance created with the mission to eliminate packaging waste by enabling formal collection and recycling. It envisions the creation of a circular economy by reducing the packaging footprint and encouraging sustainable and innovative practices.
In February 2021, the alliance held its first National Stakeholder Convening on Collective Action to deal with Plastic Packaging Waste in collaboration with Ministry of Climate Change to encourage dialogue regarding shared challenges of packaging waste and collection mechanisms in the country.
In 2021, CoRe also partnered with Capital Development Authority to install 250 waste bins in Fatima Jinnah Park and Lake View Park in Islamabad with the aim to encourage citizens to dispose off waste responsibly.