Nestlé Waters Canada, a leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverages, and Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd., one of Canada’s largest paper and plastic packaging producers, have announced Atlantic Packaging has awarded Nestle its 2009 Certificate of Environmental Sustainability Award.
The Certificate of Environmental Sustainability Award recognizes companies that are committed to sustainable packaging practices. In 2009, Nestlé Waters Canada used 100 per cent recycled corrugated trays and pads supplied by Atlantic Packaging for its domestic waters, saving the equivalent of 55,824 mature trees – enough to cover 29 football fields. This usage also represents the equivalent diversion of approximately 93 truckloads of waste that would have been otherwise destined for landfill.
For its Pure Life brand, Nestlé is using the new Eco-Shape 500-ml containers, one of the lightest water bottles in the world; the new bottles for its Montclair brand are made from 100-percent recycled PET plastic.
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“Atlantic Packaging would like to congratulate the management, employees and supply chain group at Nestlé Waters Canada on this recognition and commends the Company for its contribution to environmental sustainability by using 100 per cent recycled corrugated containers,” says John Cherry, president, Atlantic Packaging. “We’d also like to thank Nestlé Waters Canada for its determined efforts to recycle the corrugated containers used in its facilities. Last year, the Nestle diverted 96 per cent of this valuable commodity from landfill.”
“We are honored to be recognized by Atlantic Packaging for our use of 100 per cent recycled corrugated containers in our packaging,” states John Zupo, president, Nestlé Waters Canada. “This decision on our part is a testament to the passion, hard work and environmental commitment of our employees, particularly those in our supply chain group, to finding ways to incorporate these materials into our products, further reducing our carbon footprint.”