Nestlé Italia has teamed up with the Federico II University in Naples for developing sustainable packaging solutions.
The collaboration will see the development of eco-friendly packaging materials suitable for preserving food, and improvisation in production processes in existing packaging plants.
The partnership is part of Nestlé's commitment to switch to packaging that is 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025.
In Italy, the food giant is already using 95% recyclable materials in its product packaging, in line with its targets.
Nestlé will have access to the university's department of chemical sciences, which is a centre of excellence in the field of polymer science.
It has the resources and know-how necessary to carry out scientific research in developing innovative polymeric materials.
To achieve its 2025 target, Nestlé is relying on international partnerships to develop cutting-edge solutions to support sustainable packaging.
The contribution of Federico II University of Naples is part of a series of international partnerships.
It has collaborated with Chicago-based PureCycle Technologies, a specialist in removing colors, smells, and contaminants from plastic waste and converting it to a virgin resin.
It has also joined forces with Georgia-based Danimer Scientific to develop a recyclable and biodegradable bottle.
A decade ago, as part of the Axia project, Federico II received Nestlé's support for research into new polymeric materials for food packaging.
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