Nestlé targets zero waste in Europe by 2020

By Rod Addy

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Nestlé factories in the UK and Switzerland achieved zero waste by 2020
Nestlé factories in the UK and Switzerland achieved zero waste by 2020
Nestlé has announced it will scrap waste across all its 150 European factories by 2020.

The world’s biggest food and drink manufacturer said this would mean no factory waste would go to landfill or be incinerated without energy being recovered in the process.

The environmental sustainability pledge was made at a European Policy Centre event on food sustainability in Brussels.

Zero waste has already been achieved for all Nestlé’s factories in the UK and Switzerland and by the end of 2012, 39 of its 468 global factories achieved the same goal.

Environmentally sustainable business practices

“The decision to achieve zero waste illustrates Nestlé’s commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices,”​ said Laurent Freixe, Nestlé executive vice-president and zone director for Europe.

“We already have over 25 factories in Europe that do not dispose of waste into the environment,”​ he added.

“By relentlessly eliminating all sources of waste, or by recycling or recovering energy from unavoidable residues, I am convinced we can achieve the same for all our European operations,”​ Freixe said.

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