Nestle’s Belgian mineral water brand Valvert has launched a bottle made entirely from recycled PET.
This means Valvert uses only old bottles to produce the new bottles and they can be recycled further. It is part of Nestle’s plan to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-useable by 2025.
Emmanuel Gruffat, general manager of Nestlé Waters Benelux, said: "We believe the new Valvert 100% rPET bottle is a game changer in the next generation of sustainable packaging, stimulating a bottle-to-bottle circular economy. This new initiative shows our commitment to our pledge to further improve our collection and recycling rates, developing new schemes and driving new behaviours."
Since 2010, Nestle Middle East has achieved a 42% reduction in water withdrawal per ton of product, a 34% decrease in energy consumption, and 28% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, while its production went up by 68%. The company has also achieved zero waste for disposal at its food manufacturing sites in the Middle East.