Congrats to Nestlé for making it to the top 4 worst
plastic polluters in the world for the 4th year in a
This is mediocrity at its best for the Swiss multinational.
Nestlé has announced that it is aiming for 0 emissions,
including those linked to the production of plastics, by
2050. But as one of the biggest planet-destroying corporations, this
isn’t nearly ambitious enough to stop catastrophic climate
If Nestlé wants to be credible, the company must act now!
Nestlé to reduce packaging and replace all its plastic packaging
with reusable ones by 2025.
It's the Break Free from Plastic Alliance that identified Nestlé
as one of the world's biggest plastic polluters. For months,
thousands of volunteers collected plastic waste in parks, on
beaches, in forests, in cities... They were able to identify the
brands behind the plastic pollution.
Nestlé pollutes our planet with plastic waste that kills
marine and terrestrial animals by trapping them and making
But by producing this plastic packaging, Nestlé is also directly
polluting the environment. Nestlé's plastic is produced from
plastic resin by petrochemical companies such as Exxon, Total,
Aramco or Shell. The process of manufacturing plastic, as well as
the extraction of the raw materials for it, releases gargantuan
amounts of CO2.
While Nestlé has set a goal to end carbon emissions, the
IPCC report predicts unprecedented climate chaos in 2050 if nothing
is done in the next three years. Worse, a report by the
Breakthrough-National Centre for Climate Restoration based on a more
pessimistic model, simply forecasts the end of civilization in 2050
if nothing is done in the coming years.
This climate carnage must stop now!
on Nestlé to use reusable packaging in order to reach its zero
emissions target by 2035.
Last spring, hundreds of thousands of SumOfUs members like you
pushed BNP to set more ambitious targets for ending deforestation,
and we won! And in 2020, we pushed Apple to adopt a more ambitious
human rights policy.
Will you help rally again to push Nestlé to do the right thing
for our planet?
I'll ask Nestlé to commit to only manufacture and use reusable
packaging by 2025.