Nestlé Cameroun Collects, Recycles Over 100 Tons Of Plastic Waste

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Nestlé Cameroun has successfully achieved one of its set goals for 2020, by collecting and recycling over 100 tons of plastic waste in Cameroon, a goal which the company set as one of its contributions towards a cleaner and safer environment.

In a statement, the company stated that collecting and recycling waste is an initiative which falls in line with its commitment to reduce plastic pollution in Cameroon and worldwide. Nestlé, through its partnership with Namé Recycling, was able to collect, treat and recycle 104.9 tons of plastic waste at the end of October 2020.

In line with its vision for the environment, especially regarding its commitment to reduce pollution, so as to achieve a waste-free future, Nestlé committed, since April 2018, to make 100 percent of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 with a particular focus on avoiding plastic waste.

In a statement, the leader in the foods and beverages sector said the recent milestone falls within its “global commitment and clearly demonstrate that Nestlé is part of the solution. Moreover, collective action is vital, which is why Nestlé is also engaging consumers, business partners and all colleagues to play their part.”

Robert Helou, Managing Director of Nestlé Cameroun said: “Nestlé is a company which respects its commitments. I’m proud that we have been able to collect and recycle 100 tons of plastic waste in Cameroon. This is definitely a step forward regarding Nestlé’s vision, shaping a waste-free future, but we are still a long way to go. Nestlé will continue to play her part to ensure that by 2025, 100 percent of its packaging is recyclable or reusable.”

Nestlé has stated that, apart from delivering on its 2025 commitment, it has a longer-term ambition to stop plastic leakage into the environment across its global operations. This, the company says, will help avoid further accumulation of plastics in nature and achieve plastic neutrality.  

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