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Nestlé claims recyclable packaging breakthrough

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 luglio 2019

Single-use plastic packets for food and cosmetics are one of the main contributors to plastic waste in landfills and in oceans. Around 40 per cent of all plastic that is produced is used for packaging, and the World Economic Forum estimates that 95 per cent of this is not recycled after its initial use.Major manufacturers and retailers of consumer goods are under pressure to take responsibility for the packaging of their products; Nestlé has pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. More than 400 consumer goods and packaging companies have signed up to a global commitment to move towards a “New Plastics Economy”, established by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.However, simply making products recyclable is only part of the challenge, as global recycling systems are currently not sufficiently developed to be able to absorb the sheer quantity of waste that is being produced.Patrice Bula, Head of Strategic Business Units, Marketing and Sales at Nestlé, said: “Consumers are looking for more natural and sustainable options when they choose a snack, both in terms of ingredients and packaging.” Nestlé’s new packaging will be deployed with the company’s YES! snack bars, and will be available in 13 European countries. The European Union has been discussing a ban on single use plastics, while several member states have already begun the process of phasing them out over the next few decades. (font: cmail19.com, signed by: responsiblebusiness.com; global initiative 133 Cecil Street Keck Seng Tower #17-02A Singapore 069535)

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Greenpeace a Nestlè: Servono piani più ambiziosi sulla plastica usa e getta

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 aprile 2018

Nestlé, azienda leader mondiale del settore alimenti e bevande, ha pubblicato oggi i propri piani per affrontare la crescente crisi globale dell’inquinamento da plastica. Questi non includono misure chiare e concrete volte a ridurre, ed eliminare gradualmente, gli imballaggi e i contenitori in plastica monouso. L’azienda considera sufficientemente “ambizioso” rendere tutti gli imballaggi completamente riciclabili o riutilizzabili entro il 2025 e aumentare la percentuale di plastica riciclata negli imballaggi.”Le dichiarazioni odierne di Nestlé sugli imballaggi in plastica includono alcuni elementi di greenwashing con cui l’azienda svizzera non affronta concretamente la crisi globale dell’inquinamento da plastica che essa stessa ha contribuito a generare. Il piano di Nestlé non va verso la riduzione della plastica monouso, rischiando di stabilire uno standard di basso livello per l’intero settore” dichiara Graham Forbes, responsabile della campagna oceani di Greenpeace. “Una società delle dimensioni di Nestlé dovrebbe ridurre – e gradualmente eliminare – l’impiego di plastica usa e getta, consapevole del fatto che il riciclo della plastica non basta a proteggere i mari del Pianeta” conclude Forbes.
Greenpeace ha recentemente lanciato una petizione a livello globale (no-plastica.greenpeace.it) per chiedere ai grandi marchi mondiali, tra cui Nestlé, di affrontare concretamente il problema dell’inquinamento da plastica riducendo il ricorso a contenitori e imballaggi monouso. La necessità di un’azione urgente e concreta volta alla riduzione dell’utilizzo di plastica monouso da parte dell’azienda svizzera è confermata dai recenti risultati di un’attività di pulizia e audit, effettuata lungo le coste di Freedom Island nelle Filippine, in cui è emerso che gli imballaggi dei prodotti a marchio Nestlé costituivano la parte preponderante dei rifiuti in plastica presenti. I risultati sono stati confermati anche nel corso di altre attività di pulizia e audit effettuati in altre nazioni nel corso del 2017.

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Nestle Chairman Hypocritical On Poverty

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 settembre 2011

Sugar cane residue can be used as a biofuel

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Nestle Chairman, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, has launched a fierce attack on the use of food as feedstock for biofuels, claiming that the millions living in poverty were being denied access to food or suffering from sky rocketing food prices. Brabeck-Letmathe’s criticisms overstates the impact of conversion of palm oil to biodiesel while Nestle’s support for restrictions on the conversion of forest land to oil palm plantations much more directly inhibits increases in food production.Brabeck-Letmathe claims that biofuels and rising food prices caused by biofuels were the cause of the ‘Arab Spring,’ the recent political uprising in the Middle East. A study by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, in their Bioenergy and Food Security Analytical Framework, showed that “when done rationally and thoughtfully, sustainable modern bioenergy creates a virtuous cycle that improves agricultural productivity and draws investments in to expand associated infrastructures and promote economic and social development.”The claims that biofuels policies are ‘pushing millions back into poverty’ are wrong and hypocritical given that Nestle has endorsed a policy position where they refuse to support products grown on cleared forest land and therefore artificially constrain their production capacity.
At least to his credit Brabeck-Letmathe criticizes those who oppose the use of genetically modified organisms – and established technology which will increase food productivity. He also notes that “Europe’s policies effectively forbid poor countries in places like Africa from using genetically modified seed.” The parallels between GMOs and palm oil are clear. Both are used by Western activists to foist their own ideologies and standards on developing nations whilst restricting their capacity for higher levels of agricultural production and export. (from World Growth)

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