FMCG and retail leaders join forces to boost flexible plastic recycling in UK

Five of the UK’s largest branded manufacturers: Mars UK, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever, have collaborated to form a £1 million fund to help make flexible plastic recycling economically viable for recyclers and easier for consumers. The Flexible Plastic Fund is a UK industry first and is being led by producer compliance scheme, Ecosurety, with support from environmental charity, Hubbub. In collaboration with manufacturers, retailers and recyclers, the Fund intends to improve flexible plastic recycling and reduce plastic pollution by giving the material a stable value. This will in turn increase the supply of…

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First Milk, Nestlé and Agricarbon launch pioneering soil carbon project

First Milk, Nestlé and Agricarbon have announced the launch of a pioneering soil carbon capture project – the first of its kind in the world. The project, which establishes a comprehensive and scientifically robust soil carbon baseline for First Milk farms, will use state-of-the-art machinery to carry out intensive soil carbon analysis at a fraction of the usual cost. The approach allows soil carbon sequestration to be quantified over time to support the net zero ambitions of First Milk farmers and customers. The initial phases of the project are being…

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Nestlé is the first UK advertiser to use recycled paper in OOH advertising

Nestlé UK&I has announced it will use 100% recycled paper for its outdoor 6-sheet paper-based advertising campaigns for 2021. As part of a joint commitment between Nestlé and Posterscope, a specialist location marketing agency, to improve sustainability in out of home advertising, all 6 sheet paper posters will use green printing techniques on 100% recycled paper. Nestlé brand campaigns to use the new format in the upcoming months include Polo, KitKat, Quality Street, and Nescafé. Posterscope and MediaCo recently announced the launch of the 100% recycled paper in their advertising…

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Nestlé redoubles efforts to combat climate change

As a signatory of the UN ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge, Nestlé is one of the first companies to share its detailed, time-bound plan (pdf, 10Mb) and to do so ahead of schedule. The company is taking measures to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 – even as the company grows. Actions focus on supporting farmers and suppliers to advance regenerative agriculture, planting hundreds of millions of trees within the next 10 years and completing the company’s transition to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025.…

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Nestlé and JDE Peet’s join forces to launch nationwide coffee pod recycling scheme in the UK

Nestlé and Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK (JDE UK, part of the JDE Peet’s Group), the two biggest players in the UK coffee industry, covering brands including Nespresso, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Tassimo, have joined forces to create Podback: a first of its kind recycling programme for coffee pods. Podback, a not-for-profit organisation, is the UK’s first cross-industry collaboration of its kind within the coffee sector, providing several easy ways for UK consumers to recycle their coffee pods. Launching in early 2021 the scheme will initially cover brands including Nespresso, Nescafé…

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