How Nestlé sourced 100% recycled bottles

September 25, 2020 EcoVadis ‏‏‎

Nestlé UK has partnered with waste management firm Biffa to source 100% recycled British plastic for all its Buxton water bottles.

Biffa’s £27.5m plastic recycling facility in County Durham will supply Nestlé Waters’ factory in Buxton from 2021.

Michel Beneventi, managing director for Nestlé Waters UK, said: “Having access to a local recycled PET [polyethylene terephthalate] supply reduces the carbon footprint of producing, sourcing and transporting our packaging from outside the UK and demonstrates the value that plastic drinks bottles have when they are recycled.”

Sourcing 100% recycled PET packaging for Buxton water has been an ongoing “challenge” for the company. Jez McInerny, head of supply chain, said: “Due to the lack of capacity domestically of high quality, food grade PET this challenge has been hard to achieve.”

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