In Switzerland, food and drink giant Nestlé has opened its Packaging Research Institute to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste.
“Our vision is a world in which none of our packaging ends up in landfill or as litter,” says Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO. “To achieve this, we introduce reusable packaging solutions and pioneer environmentally friendly packaging materials The Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences enables us to 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, and high-performance barrier papers as well as biobased, compostable and biodegradable materials.
The center is located at Nestlé Research facilities in Lausanne, Switzerland.