What Nestlé is doing about waste management in Nigeria

Press Release

What else is Nestlé doing about waste management in Nigeria?

Nestlé is a founding member of the FBRA whose mission is to build a self-sustaining recycling economy around post-consumer packaging waste in order to stimulate employment, wealth creation and innovation.

The company remains committed to working with other stakeholders to achieve its ambition of ensuring that none of its packaging waste ends up as litter in the environment.

It will be recalled that in September 2019, Nestlé Nigeria signed an MOU with Wecyclers to accelerate the process of recovering and recycling post-consumption plastic packaging waste in Lagos State.

This partnership, in addition to reaching five more communities and 15,000 more subscribers, also aims to drive consumer education and awareness on sustainable waste management in the five communities.

Throwing more light on this, Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Nestlé Nigeria said, “A key factor for ensuring the success of efforts to improve waste management is consumer education and awareness.

At Nestlé, we are passionate about protecting the environment where we live and work, and will continue to work with all stakeholders including our industry alliance, FBRA and our partner, WeCyclers to reach even more communities and consumers with critical information on how to collect, sort and dispose of waste for effective management.”

Nestlé’s global environmental sustainability strategy: Earlier in the year, Nestlé announced its global vision of ensuring that 100% of its packaging is reusable or recyclable by 2025.

To this end, Nestlé inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences in Switzerland, the firstof-its-kind in the food industry.

This Institute will enable Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste.