Nestle joins in addressing plastic waste

Nestle joins in addressing plastic waste

6:21 AM, 16th January 2019
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VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Nestle has joined as a strategic partner to the Stop project. Borealis, Systemiq, Government of Norway, Nova Chemicals, Borouge and Veolia, are the partners of this project.  Stop project is a frontline initiative to prevent ocean plastic leakage in South-East Asia. Nestle is the first food company to join the initiative.

The project aims to eliminate the leakage of plastics into the environment, by developing partnerships with city governments to create effective circular systems. Current estimates show that just 45-50% of Indonesia’s urban solid waste is collected, with the rest burnt or dumped into the environment. 

In response, the Indonesian government announced an ambitious commitment to reduce Indonesia's ocean plastic levels by 70% by 2025, creating a Marine Debris Action Plan. Project Stop contributes to the fulfilment of this commitment.

“Stop is designed to change and prove that end-of-use plastic (packaging) can be collected and returned into valuable resources while providing livelihoods to many," said Martin R. Stuchtey, Founder and Managing Partner of Systemiq.

“We are very pleased to be the first food and beverage company to join Project Stop. This is part of our broader vision to achieve a waste-free future, aligned with our commitment to make 100% of our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025,” said Magdi Batato, Global Head of Operations, Nestle.

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