Danone, Nestlé Waters and Origin Materials launch the NaturALL Bottle Alliance to increase the share of bio-based PET in its bottles to at least 95% by 2022.
Danone and Nestlé Waters, the world’s two largest bottled water companies, have joined forces with Origin Materials, a startup based in Sacramento, California, to form the NaturALL Bottle Alliance. Together, the three partners aim to develop and launch at commercial scale a PET* plastic bottle made from bio-based material, i.e. 100% sustainable and renewable resources.
Read the full press release (pdf, 337Kb).
*PET – Polyethylene terephthalate is the most common plastic in polyester family and is used in fibers for clothing, containers for liquids and foods, thermoforming for manufacturing, and in combination with glass fiber for engineering resins.
The project uses biomass feedstocks, such as previously used cardboard and sawdust, so it does not divert resources or land from food production for human or animal consumption. The technology represents a scientific breakthrough for the sector, and the Alliance aims to make it available to the entire food and beverage industry.
Watch the first presentation of the project:
The project supports Nestlé’s ambition to strive for zero environmental impact in our operations by 2030.
More information on Nestlé commitments: Creating Shared Value.