In a press release published on December 6, 2018, the Swiss food and drink company Nestlé announced the launch of its Institute of Packaging Sciences, “dedicated to the discovery and development of functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions.” The Institute is part of the company’s global research organization and will “include a state-of-the-art laboratory complex as well as facilities for rapid prototyping.”

Research areas include “recyclable, biodegradable or compostable polymers, functional paper, as well as new packaging concepts and technologies to increase the recyclability of plastic packaging,” the press release reads. In April 2018, Nestlé committed to making 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 (FPF reported).

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