By Environmental Leader
- Published on March 20, 2012 by Environmental Leader
Nestle UK & Ireland has converted to 100 percent recyclable packaging on its Easter egg confectioneries by replacing rigid plastic with cardboard. The move is expected to save an estimated 726 tons of plastic waste going to landfill per year, based on a comparison of the weight of plastic used in 2008 to manufacture Nestlé’s Easter egg boxes, the company said.
Nestlé said that the eco-packaging project, which removes all plastic packaging from all its eggs, took six years to complete, and that it is the first major confectioner to accomplish this task.