In a recently released press statement, Nestlé Cameroon has revealed that, in the just ended year, 2021, it collected and recycled more than 200 tons of plastic waste. The company also stated that, for 2022, its target is to collect and recycle 300 tons of plastic waste.
Nestlé stated that the milestone in waste recycling was achieved thanks to its partnership with Namé Recycling. The collection and recycling of over 200 tons of plastic has made Nestlé one of the few companies that have committed and are successfully carrying out engagements towards a greener, cleaner and safer planet.
The over 200 tons of recycled plastic waste milestone made Nestlé to successfully achieve its set target for the year 2021. This decision to continually collect and recycle plastic waste is part of the company’s commitment to contribute to the fight against plastic pollution in order to preserve the environment.
In pursuit of this goal for a better environment, Nestlé has made a global commitment to make its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a focus on the fight against plastic waste pollution. This is part of the global commitment Nestlé made on December 3, 2020, to achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050.
“Packaging helps keep our food safe and fresh, but plastic waste in nature is a global challenge that needs to be addressed urgently,” Nestlé said a statement.
Robert Helou, General Administrator of Nestlé Cameroon, said that, “After having collected and recycled 100 tons of plastic waste in 2020, and 200 tons in 2021, Nestlé Cameroon’s target for 2022 will be to collect and recycle 300 tons in order to achieve plastic neutrality with the support of its various partners. The company is strongly committed to accelerate its efforts to protect the environment and make the difference.”
In a statement, Nestlé Cameroon said it will continue to encourage all actors of its value chain to join any action or initiative that protect the environment and promote a just transition toward a regenerative food system for all. “It is only together that we can, make a positive difference,” the company stated.