The past few months have seen Nestle launch a number of recyclable and biodegradable packaging formats, including a paper-based alternative to flexible plastic wrapping for its YES! snack bars and a recyclable paper pouch for its new chocolate milk drink, Nesquik All-Natural powder.
Now, in a further move to reduce its plastic output, the multinational’s UK & Ireland arm has begun using biodegradable security seals on its transport fleet. Made by seal manufacturer Mega Fortis Group, the seals are designed to break down in nature, outside of industrial conditions – while still being strong enough for purpose.
Nestle currently uses more than 200,000 security seals for its UK operations annually. The plastics predecessors to the new biodegradable seals have historically been sent to landfill, as their weight and composition are not compatible with most recycling infrastructure.