Global brands back recycling network to combat waste in Chile
Nestlé, Walmart, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Unilever have joined forces to improve waste management in Chile by supporting a new recycling network.
The brand leaders have lent their backing the Collective Recycling Project which aims to recycle about 1,200 tonnes of waste per year through the installation of five recycling centres in the capital of Santiago.
The new sites, managed by Triciclos, an organisation specialised in recycling and sustainable consumption, are providing consumers with an easy and efficient way to recycle their household waste.
Each centre can recycle about 20 different types of materials such as glass, PET plastic, aluminium, paper, cardboard and clothes - avoiding further waste to landfill. In turn, companies will be provided with useful energy recovery data on each type of waste.
Commenting on the initiative, Nestlé said it could use this information to redesign its product packaging to reduce waste and improve the environmental performance of its products.