Nestlé To Establish Research Institute For Eco-Friendly Packaging Solutions
Nestlé has announced that it will establish an institute dedicated to the innovation and development of functional, safe, and environmentally-friendly packaging solutions.
The Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences will be located in Lausanne in Switzerland, and will help the company achieve its goal of making all its packaging recyclable by 2025.
Nestlé CEO, Mark Schneider, said, "We want to be a leader in developing the most sustainable packaging solutions for our food and beverage products.
"We aim to minimise our impact on the natural environment while safely delivering to our consumers healthier and tastier products."
The institute, part of Nestlé’s global research organisation, will comprise a state-of-the-art laboratory complex, and facilities for rapid prototyping.
It will work closely with the company’s global R&D network, academic partners, suppliers, and start-ups to evaluate the safety and functionality of various sustainable packaging materials.
Chief technology officer of Nestlé, Stefan Palzer, said, "The new Institute of Packaging Sciences will enable us to accelerate the redesign of our packaging solutions.
“Cutting-edge science, as well as a close collaboration with globally leading academic institutions and industrial partners, will deliver a pipeline of highly performing environmentally friendly packaging solutions."
The institute, which will employ around 50 people, will focus on research in recyclable, biodegradable or compostable polymers, and functional paper, as well as new packaging concepts and technologies that increase the recyclability of plastic packaging.
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