Nestlé to save 64 tonnes of packaging per year following box redesign

14 August 2012 by
Nestlé to save 64 tonnes of packaging per year following box redesign

Nestlé Professional is to make an annual saving of 64 tonnes of packaging from 2012 - the equivalent weight of five-and-a-half double decker buses - thanks to plans to significantly reduce Nescafe stick pack packaging.

To date, the stick packs have come in boxes of 200, with four boxes packed together in an outer cardboard box. Moving forward, the outer box will no longer be used as the inner cartons will be made from more durable material, giving an overall weight saving. The weight saving is coming from a combination of the secondary and tertiary packaging.

Based on 2011 volumes, the changes mean Nestlé Professional will be using 457 tonnes of packaging material a year on Nescafe stick packs compared to 521 tonnes in 2011.

Neil Stephens, managing director of Nestlé Professional, said: "As a founding member of the UK industry packaging waste compliance scheme, VALPAK, we are constantly looking for ways to further reduce the amount of packaging used. Consideration as to the environmental impact of packaging is integral to the product design process at Nestlé as is ensuring that renewable and recycled content is used where appropriate."

By Lisa Jenkins

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