Nestlé will nearly quadruple its use of food-grade rPET (recycled PET) in under three years to meet its goals. It says it will do this by expanding its relationship with key supplier Plastrec (Joliette, Canada) and working with other suppliers.
Fernando Mercé, president and CEO, Nestlé Waters North America, said: “We want to take the ‘single’ out of ‘single-use’ bottles. Our bottles were never meant to be thrown in the garbage: we design them to be collected, recycled, and re-purposed.”
“PET plastic is a valuable resource that, if recycled properly, can be used to create new bottles again and again.”
Nestlé Waters North America’s portfolio includes Poland Spring, Nestlé Pure Life, Perrier, and S. Pellegrino.
In February this year Nestle Pure Life debuted a 100% rPET bottle (not including cap and label) in North America, claiming to be the only major nationally distributed bottled water on the market using 100% rPET.
Nestle Waters' US packaging is 100% recyclable.