Nestlé Waters

Why recycling is important

PET plastic water bottles represent one-third of one percent of the total solid waste stream in the U.S. This may sound like an insignificant amount, but it's too much and we're taking steps to improve access to recycling in the U.S. Today, around 30% of all PET plastic beverage bottles are recycled in the U.S. and last year 66% of plastic bottles were recycled in Canada.

Lead our industry in advancing recycling

Target 7: Lead our industry in a shared commitment to increase U.S. recycling rates to 60% for PET beverage bottles by 2018. In Canada, recycle 85% of the bottles we produce.

Recycling in our operations

Target 8: By 2015, recycle 97% of the solid waste generated in our administrative offices, direct delivery branches, and plant facilities