Photo credit: Biel Calderon, Greenpeace

Environment campaigner Greenpeace has accused Nestlé of missing the mark with its aim of making all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Says Greenpeace, the brand giant’s statement does not include clear targets to reduce and eventually phase out single-use plastics and criticised Nestlé’s lack of a clear timeline to increase the proportion of recycled plastics in its packaging.

Sarah King, head of Greenpeace’s Oceans & Plastics campaign, said: “Its initiative does not meaningfully reduce its reliance on throwaway plastics, fails to set clear targets and keeps the responsibility focused on its customers to deal with the problem. As the largest food and beverage company in the world, we need to see a higher bar set reflecting a real commitment to reduction.”