Nestlé Canada Efforts to Help Reduce Plastic Use  

Thursday, July 07, 2022

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At Nestlé, tackling plastic pollution is an urgent priority for us. We are working hard to ensure that none of our product packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter, including in our oceans, lakes and waterways. 

On January 27, 2021, Nestlé Canada joined the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), a collaborative, solutions-driven initiative that brings together industry, government, and social organizations from across Canada’s plastics value chain. The goal of the CPP is to drive significant system-wide change towards a circular economy by rethinking the way that we design, use and reuse plastics by 2025. 

Plastic packaging plays an important role in safely delivering high-quality food and drinks to consumers, and in reducing food loss and waste. We need to consider alternatives carefully before making changes. 

To achieve this, our commitment is that 100% of our packaging is recyclable or reusable by 2025. We’ve made a number of global commitments to get there, including the elimination of non-recyclable plastics. 

Examples of packaging improvements in Canada include: 

  • Nestlé Good Start® Infant Formula is now available in recyclable cans.

  • Nestlé Real Dairy® Ice Cream is one of the first recyclable ice cream containers in Canada. 

  • All BOOST® ready-to-drink 237ml meal replacement drinks (High Protein, Original, Plus Calories and Diabetic) have moved to recyclable, reclosable Tetra® Prisma packaging. 

  • All Smarties packaging removed plastic material from its portfolio and fully transition to responsibly sourced paper in 2021. 

  • Nescafé Sweet & Creamy moved from plastic packaging to a recyclable carton in 2021 

For more information: 

  • See how our product packaging is labelled with recycling information to help ensure it is disposed of in the right way, here.

  • Discover our Creating Shared Value 2020-2021 report that shares our progress and stories of how we bring our Purpose to life, making the greatest impact on our people, communities and our planet. Click here.