The Plastic Crisis:
A Real Problem
Were taking Action
We know the plastic crisis is one of the top sustainability issues facing the world today.
Were taking this crisis seriously - ensuring 100% of Nestle packaging will be reusable or recyclable by 2025.
Globally, we saved more than 142,000 metric tons of packaging in 2019 compared to 2015. Thats 14 Eiffel Towers!
A Good Start
Making 100% of our packaging recyclable or reusable is a good start, but we know theres a lot more work to do to achieve our vision: that none of our packaging ends up in landfill or as litter, including in our oceans, lakes and waterways.
recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025
of our packaging is already recyclable or reusable (2019)
Our Sustainability Highlights Since 2019
87% of our packaging is now recyclable or reusable.
Good Start: Moved instant formula product to a recyclable can.
All BOOST® ready-to-drink 237ml meal replacement drinks (High Protein, Original, Plus Calories and Diabetic) have moved to recyclable, reclosable Tetra® Prisma packaging.
Globally, we created the Institute of Packaging Sciences to help bring environmentally-friendly packaging solutions to consumers.
Nestle Real Dairy Ice Cream is one of the first recyclable ice cream containers in Canada.
Globally, we announced $2.8 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and accelerated the development of innovative packaging solutions.
2021 and beyond:
All Smarties packaging will remove plastic material from its portfolio and fully transition to responsibly sourced paper in 2021.
In 2021, Nescafe Sweet & Creamy will move from plastic to a recyclable carton.
Moving Delissio Crispy Pan trays into recycle ready packaging, making all Delissio packaging 100% recyclable or recycle ready!
Talking With Our Smarties: Q&A
Plastic Packaging Explained
Plastics are uniquely malleable, available, hygienic, lightweight, strong and safe, which makes them ideal for packaging. We have made considerable progress in both minimizing the amount of plastic used to pack products safely and recovering plastic at the end of its useful life. But we know there is more to do as we work towards a waste-free future.
The seven major focus areas for our scientific work on plastics:
- Packaging-free solutions
- Removal of non-recyclable plastics
- Simplification of materials and packaging structures
- Plastic-free packaging / paper
- More recycled content
- Bio-based plastics
- Biodegradable / compostable materials
Making Recycling Easier
- Taking action to improve waste collection systems
- Making our own packaging completely recyclable
- Making recycling an easy thing to do for consumers
- Helping take an active role in improving recycling systems where we operate
"As the worlds largest producer of food and beverage, our vision is a future where none of our products end up in nature, and where the products that Canadians know and love, contribute to a healthy future for the generations to come. With our global footprint and vast supply chains, we understand the severity of climate change and we have made significant commitments and investments in climate initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint."
- John Carmichael, Nestle Canada CEO
Now in more sustainable packaging
Plastic packaging plays an important role in safely delivering high-quality food and drinks to consumers, and in reducing food loss and waste. Thats why we carefully consider alternatives before making changes to our packaging.