Nestlé Waters North America has announced that it will achieve 25% recycled plastic use across its US product portfolio by 2021, and set a bold ambition to reach 50% by 2025.
The company's US packaging portfolio is already 100% recyclable, but it wants to expand its use of recycled materials. Working closely with key suppliers, it will nearly quadruple its use of food-grade recycled PET (rPET) in under three years.
"We want to take the 'single' out of 'single-use' bottles. Our bottles were never meant to be thrown in the garbage — we carefully design them to be collected, recycled, and repurposed," said Fernando Mercé, President and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America.
"PET plastic is a valuable resource that, if recycled properly, can be used to create new bottles again and again,” he added. "We’re proving that it can be done by making bottles out of other bottles, not ten years from now, but today."
The announcement follows Nestlé Waters North America’s recent announcement that it will expand its partnership with CarbonLITE to scale-up supplies of rPET.
It also reflects Nestlé’s broader ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
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