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A Step towards Waste-Free Gilgit-Baltistan

Nestlé Pakistan recently stepped-up efforts under the Clean Gilgit-Baltistan Project by installing benches and waste bins made from 100% recycled plastic waste, in Gilgit-Baltistan
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In line with our global vision for a waste-free future, Nestlé Pakistan’s Clean Gilgit Baltistan Project facilitates waste segregation and its management in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. It’s our vision to ensure that none of our packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter.

Clean Gilgit-Baltistan Project is an initiative on waste management, in partnership with Nestlé Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan Waste Management Company (GBWMC). It focuses on the waste management and recycling system for Gilgit-Baltistan and has enabled waste management of over 2700 tons of packaging waste till date to make the area waste-free and promote sustainable tourism in the region.

We are accelerating our actions to reduce the environmental impact of various kinds of packaging waste. Our vision is that none of our packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill nor in oceans, lakes and rivers. We are delighted that these benches and waste bins, made from 100% recycled plastic waste, complete the cycle of waste minimization and are a step towards promotion of circular economy.

Under the Clean Gilgit Baltistan Project, Nestlé Pakistan also installed benches and waste bins made from 100% recycled plastic waste at popular tourist hotspots across Gilgit Baltistan.

To raise awareness, billboards were also placed, emphasizing the importance of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Earlier this year, Nestlé Pakistan also installed three machines for compressing and baling plastic and packaging waste in Gilgit, Hunza and Skardu respectively, these compressed bales are then transported downstream for recycling. In addition, Nestlé Pakistan also donated reusable bags to District Councils in Gilgit-Baltistan for distribution among communities.

Tackling packaging waste requires a collective approach and we are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle. To achieve this, we expect that more than 95% of our plastic packaging will be designed for recycling systems by 2025. We remain committed to getting to 100% in the future.

The Clean Gilgit-Baltistan Project marks Nestlé Pakistan’s efforts to reduce the environmental impact of packaging waste by improving its management and recycling, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals 12 and 17 – Responsible Consumption & Production and Partnership for Goals.

Globally, Nestlé continues to play a leading role in helping solve the issue of packaging waste with its three-pillar approach, i. Developing new packaging, ii. Shaping a waste free future and iii. Driving new behavior.

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