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Chile’s recycling gets commercial push

Chile – A string of international leading brands ‘€“ Nestlé, Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Chile, and Walmart Chile ‘€“ have signed a partnership to minimise waste and boost recycling in Chile.

Now pooling their efforts for the ”Collective Recycling Project”, the companies are dedicated to recycling some 1200 tonnes of waste per year through the installation of five recycling centres in the nation’s capital, Santiago.

These new sites are said to be able to recycle about 20 different types of materials each spanning; glass, PET plastic, aluminium, paper, cardboard as well as textiles In turn, the companies will receive energy recovery data on every individual waste stream which they will use to improve the sustainable properties of their product packaging.

The centres will be managed by recycling and sustainable consumption firm Triciclos. They are a testimony to the importance of the ‘zero waste to landfill’ goal, as advocated by many legislators and product innovators alike, the companies state.

In other news; Coca-Cola, Ford, Nike, Danone, Heinz, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and the World Wildlife Fund have only recently formed the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance. This new group encourages plastics made from plant material.

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