Recognizing environmental issues, some brands in the agri-food industry are gradually rethinking their policies and products. Recently, the Nestlé group announced that it will, next month, stop integrating plastic straws into its products. For its part, Monoprix ceases the distribution of its paper catalogs.
In order to act in favor of the environment, even in the food industry, some brands are gradually taking steps to curb waste and pollution.
Plastic, overproduced in terms of quantity on the surface of the globe, is far from being ecological. Nestlé, the agribusiness leader, is part of the efforts launched by several companies, including Danone, which are committed to making all their packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Nestlé says it will use “alternative materials, such as paper, as well as innovative concepts to reduce waste. “
Nestlé is working with the American Danimer Scientific to develop a biodegradable bottle in seawater and recyclable and with PureCycle Technologies to produce recycled polypropylene food grade. Polypropylene is a polymer used for the packaging of food products.
Passed last December, the ban on single-use plastic will be effective in 2021, so brands will have to find solutions to replace plastic by then.
In a logic of preservation of the environment, Monoprix announced last January 10 in a press release that it renounced the distribution of these paper catalogs. This will save 24,000 tons of paper for the distribution of these 30 million catalogs in these outlets each year. One less charge for the planet and recycling! It also states that “the ecological impact of the digital prospectus is 14 times lower than that of paper”. The catalogs will still be available on the mobile application.
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