Nestlé’s Belgian mineral water brand, Valvert, has launched a bottle made entirely from recycled PET (rPET).
Valvert only uses old bottles to produce the new bottle, and no new virgin PET needs to be created, hence securing a reliable supply of the high-quality, food grade rPET that’s required for bottled water.
“We believe the new Valvert 100% rPET bottle is a gamechanger in the next generation of sustainable packaging, stimulating a bottle-to-bottle circular economy. This new initiative shows our commitment to our pledge to further improve our collection and recycling rates, developing new schemes and driving new behaviours,” says Emmanuel Gruffat, general manager of Nestlé Waters Benelux.
Since 2010, Nestlé Middle East, which operates 18 factories, has achieved a 42% reduction in water withdrawal per tonne of product, a 34% decrease in energy consumption and a 28% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, while its production went up by 68%. The company has achieved zero waste for disposal at its food manufacturing sites in the Middle East as well.
The Nestlé portfolio in the region currently exceeds 60 product brands in a wide range of categories including dairy products and infant nutrition, bottled water, chocolate and confectionery, coffee creamers, breakfast cereals, culinary products, health science, skin health, and Pet Care, among others, in addition to Nestlé Nido, Nestlé NAN, S-26, Progress, Maggi, Nescafé and Kit Kat.
Plus, the portfolio includes Coffeemate, Nestlé Cerelac, Nestlé Fitness, Nestlé Pure Life, Nespresso, Optifast and Cetaphil and more brands available in the Middle East.