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Nestlé to invest $2 billion for recycled plastic packaging

21 January 2020

Squashed plastic for recycling

While Nestlè aim for 100 percent recyclable packaging in five years, only 9 percent of recyclable plastic gets recycled.

The company will also invest in technology to source more recycled plastic for packaging. It will pay market rate for recycled plastic as a way to incentivise manufacturers to produce recycled products suitable for packaging food.


Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Technological products

Use this and other examples to describe the properties of materials used in particular products that can be measured objectively, and that can be measured subjectively.

Describe how the properties combine to ensure the materials allow the product to be technically feasible and socially acceptable.

Technological products Use this and other examples to discuss contemporary material developments and suggest probable implications for future technological product design, development, manufacturing, maintenance, and disposal. 8

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Keywords: packaging, food, processing, technological products

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