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Nestle, Unilever Join EU Nations on Voluntary Plastic Recycling

March 6, 2020, 6:00 PM

Thirteen EU member states and more than 60 companies, including Nestle S.A. and Unilever PLC, signed a pact Friday to use recycled plastic for all plastic packaging and single-use plastic products by 2025.

The voluntary agreement also sets a 2025 target for increasing plastic collection, sorting and recycling capacity in each of the 13 countries by at least 25 percent, and calls for a move away from plastic packaging completely.

“If we want to tackle climate change, we need to look beyond energy to materials,’' Stientje van Veldhoven, Dutch Minister for Environment and Housing Stientje van Veldhoven, said at a ...

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