Nestle Launces Institute of Packaging Services

Nestle addresses plastic packaging waste by launching the Institute of Packaging Sciences in Lausanne, Switzerland.

On September 12, 2019, Nestle announced that the Institute is the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. In summary, Nestle's CEO stated that the Institute will do the following:

  • Introduce reusable packaging solutions and pioneer environmentally friendly packaging materials
  • Support the development of local recycling infrastructure and deposit schemes
  • Create a strong pipeline of sustainable packaging solutions for Nestlé products across businesses and markets

The Institute will focus on: "refillable or reusable packaging, simplified packaging materials, recycled packaging materials, high-performance barrier papers as well as bio-based, compostable and biodegradable materials”.