Veolia Joins Forces with the Largest Food Company in the World to Fight Plastic Pollution
Nestlé and Veolia announced the signature of a partnership covering plastic waste collection, sorting and recycling, focusing in particular on flexible plastic packaging, in eleven priority countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Various technologies will be explored to find viable recycling models in the various countries: for example chemical recycling, like pyrolysis, produces plastic similar in quality to virgin plastic.
These technologies will help Nestlé grow the proportion of recycled content in its packaging. The goal is to reach 35% recycled content in plastic bottles and 15% in all packaging produced by 2025.
"Our partnership with Nestlé will contribute to a more circular plastic economy. Our expertise in resource recovery and recycling has positioned us to tackle this issue with global brands and other value-chain actors, across all continents. It is urgent to move towards more recycling and we are proud to help our customers innovate to improve our quality of life and at the same protect our planet and its resources", said Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice President Development, Innovation and Markets at Veolia.