Today, we’re celebrating Global Recycling Day – a day for the world to come together to recognize the importance that recycling plays in preserving our primary resources. At Nestlé Canada, we are proud to celebrate our achievements to date and know that we have a huge opportunity to actually make an even bigger, more significant impact.
As a company, we aren’t just talking about working to make this world a better place, we’re making strides. Globally, we have a vision to achieve a waste-free future and have outlined a series of specific actions towards making 100% of our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
In Canada, this means we’ve taken fast action to map out our full packaging spectrum and identify where we have packaging that isn’t recyclable or reusable and develop an action plan to help us get there. We know that we can’t just do this alone. That’s why, we’re talking to our suppliers about material options that provide similar attributes and our next phase is to start testing them to ensure high quality for our consumers. And for formats where options don’t currently exist, we’ve started researching to see what’s possible.
We’re fortunate in Canada to have a fairly strong recycling system, but it’s inconsistent across the country. This is where we’re stepping up to help re-design our municipal, provincial and federal systems to be far more effective in truly eliminating waste. This is a top priority for us; and one which can result in fundamental change.
Together, we can – and will – make a difference. To learn more about how we’re taking a leadership role to ensure we all get to a better place, click here