Our commitment: Improve the environmental performance of our packaging
Using less material and recycling more
At Nestlé India, we focus on reducing waste generation through our packaging. We aim to use the minimum adequate packaging by weight and volume, and ensure that it is recovered and recycled at the end of its useful life. We are also intensifying our efforts to develop innovative new materials that can deliver the desired protection and functionality of incumbent packaging materials with better environmental performance.
As a responsible manufacturer of food products, we have also initiated few pilot projects collectively with few industry partners under guidance of central pollution control Board, state pollution control board and urban local bodies as part of EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) to collect, segregate, recycle and recover plastic waste in a sustainable way. This initiative ensures compliance to local legislation "Plastic Waste Management Rules' 2016 as amended in 2018".
At present, we are committed to renowned 3R's principles i.e. 'reduce', 'recycle' and 'recover' to be environment sustainable:
Reduce : Packaging optimization by ensuring eco designing of packaging in a sustainable way.
Recycle : Encouraging use of recycled material where ever applicable, we are also exploring packaging with recyclable friendly structure.
Recover : Under Extended Producers Responsibility, we have taken many initiatives to recover post consumer waste by converting multilayered plastic waste to energy. A Gasolyser Pilot unit at Tahliwal has also been installed to convert our factory plastic waste to fuel.
We are investing in the R&D of new and innovative technologies for material development in our packaging.
• Reduced packaging material weight by approximately 1532 tons.
• Saved approximately 800 tons of packaging material.
• Saved nearly 657 tons of packing material.
• Encouraged the use of recycled material where ever applicable.
• Successfully utilised 35% of recycled material in our product packaging.
• Consumed approximately 35% of recycled material in our product packaging.
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