Beverage company Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has announced that it will aim to include 25% recycled plastic across its US domestic portfolio by 2021.
The company has said it plans to continue growing its use of recycled materials in the coming years and will aim to reach 50% recycled plastic by 2025.
It is also expanding its relationship with supplier, Plastrec, and is working with other suppliers to support its ability to nearly quadruple its use of food-grade rPET in less than three years.
This move follows the firm’s announcement about the expansion of its partnership with rPET supplier CarbonLITE as its builds a third US facility in Pennsylvania.
NWNA president and chief executive officer Fernando Mercé said: “We want to take the ‘single’ out of ‘single-use’ bottles. Our bottles were never meant to be thrown in the garbage — we carefully design them to be collected, recycled, and repurposed.
“PET plastic is a valuable resource that, if recycled properly, can be used to create new bottles again and again. We’re proving that it can be done by making bottles out of other bottles, not ten years from now, but today.”