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A reliance on science

Packaging plays a key role in ensuring food safety. Any solutions to the packaging problem must make it recyclable or reusable.

We created the Nestlé Institute for Packaging Sciences to collaborate with industrial partners and explore possibilities. We evaluate and develop sustainable packaging such as new paper-based materials and bio-degradable plastic.

The bottles we use at our Nestlé Waters factory in Buxton are 100% recyclable and among the lightest in the industry. But we won’t stop there.

Plastic bottles


A concern shared by everyone

We know that, to make a real difference, our actions must be part of an all-round solution that links our initiatives to society as a whole. It must include producing more sustainable packaging, increasing consumer understanding, making recycling consistent nationwide and ensuring there is an effective infrastructure for recycling.

What are we doing about it?

Globally, we’re investing up to £1.5 billion to lead the move away from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics.  We’re also setting our world-class research and development teams the task of developing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions.