We are committed to a waste-free future.
We are helping create a future where cleverly designed packaging, innovative new materials, better recycling infrastructure and reusable or refillable packaging can prevent waste from contaminating the land and oceans. Reaching this goal requires participation from all levels of society. We are proud to be a catalyst for that change, inspiring a future where people and partners everywhere rethink how they engage with packaging.
Our vision is ambitious: A world in which none of Nestlé’s packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter on land or in seas, oceans and waterways.
How we are working to reduce our environmental impact
Our five-pillar packaging strategy
We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to make simple, yet smart and sustainable packaging. This includes refillable designs, alternative delivery solutions and more recycled content. When considering the 'after-life' of our packaging, we are committed to helping to improve the recycling infrastructure where our products are sold, as well as encouraging people to do what they can to limit waste.
Our Institute of Packaging Science is the only research institute of its kind in the food industry. Set up in 2019, it already counts around 50 packaging experts dedicated to developing the next generation of sustainable packaging materials. It is helping evolve the way packaging is designed, from developing refillable or reusable packaging to using simplified or recycled packaging materials, high-performance barrier papers and bio-based, compostable and biodegradable materials.
Our strategy provides a structure for our entire team, including the Institute of Packaging Science and our many other packaging experts, researchers, product developers and our many partners to achieve our overall aims: