Food Manufacturer Nestlé has announced a global partnership with Danimer Scientific to develop biodegradable bottles.
Danimer Scientific is a manufacturer of biodegradable plastic products and will work with Nestlé to design and produce bio-based resins for the firm’s water business.
The biodegradable manufacturer will use its PHA polymer Nodax, which it says is an effective biodegradable alternative to petrochemical plastics. PepsiCo, an existing partner of Danimer, may also gain access to the resins developed under this collaboration.
Danimer Scientific chief executive Stephen Croskrey said: “Researchers have shown that PHA biodegrades in a wide range of environments, including industrial and home compost, soil, fresh and sea water. As a material that is reliably biodegradable across both aerobic and anaerobic conditions, our Nodax PHA is an ideal fit to drive the creation of eco-friendly packaging for Nestlé’s products. Nodax PHA is suitable feedstock for industrial compost, home compost, and anaerobic digester facilities as well as reuse through recycling. We look forward to supporting Nestlé in the years to come.”
Nestlé Waters chief executive Maurizio Patarnello said: “Nestlé Waters is committed to addressing the growing global plastic waste packaging issue. A biodegradable bottle, which is also recyclable, can help improve the environmental impact of our business in countries without collection and recycling systems.”