In a first in the food industry, consumer goods giant – Nestle has started a Institute of Packaging Sciences in Lausanne, Switzerland.
As the world is finding solutions to tackle plastics waste, the institute will focus on bringing functional, safe and environment-friendly packaging solutions to the market.
Specifically, the institute will concentrate on a number of science and technology areas, that includes refillable or reusable packaging, simplified packaging materials, recycled packaging materials, high-performance barrier papers as well as bio-based, compostable and biodegradable materials.
Nestle is committed to sustainable packaging and it is one of the first companies to sign the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, setting concrete targets to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at the source.
Nestlé is already making progress towards its 2025 packaging commitments, and has launched novel packaging solutions.
Juan Carlos Pardo, Director of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Mexico will share more details of ‘Nestlé’s global pillars & Nestlé México packaging overview, barriers and challenges’ at CMT’s 17th LAPET, Polyester & Recycling Summit on 20-21 November, 2019 in Mexico City.