Developing innovative methods for collecting and recycling plastic materials will be the cornerstone of a new partnership between Nestlé and Veolia. The pair will seek to pioneer technologies that offer ‘viable models of recycling in different countries’, as Nestlé steps up its efforts to ensure the recycled content in its bottled water packaging rises to 35% by 2025.

“I am very pleased and welcome the opportunity of this partnership with a global F&B leader like Nestlé, in the quest for a more circular economy of plastics. Our expertise in resource recovery and recycling has positioned us to tackle this issue with global brands and other value-chain actors, across all continents. We believe it is time to move towards more recycling of materials and we are happy to help our clients be ever more inventive so they can keep improving our quality of life, whilst protecting our planet and its resources,” said Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice-President for Development, Innovation and Markets, Veolia.