Coca-Cola, Walmart, Others Support Recycling in Chile

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Six top companies have signed a partnership to improve waste management in Chile. Photo: Nestlé

Five top companies have signed a partnership to improve waste management in Chile. Photo: Nestlé

Coca-Cola Chile, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Walmart Chile and Unilever have signed on to support a new recycling network in the South American country Chile.

Called the Collective Recycling Project, the effort aims to recycle 1,200 tons of waste annually by installing five recycling centers in the capital city of Santiago, reports online Chilean news agency I Love Chile.

Operated by recycling and sustainable consumption firm Triciclos, each new recycling center will accept about 20 different materials, including glass, PET plastic, aluminum, paper, cardboard and textiles. Partner companies will then receive energy recovery data on each type of waste, reports Environmental Leader.

Nestlé plans to use this information to redesign its product packaging to reduce waste and improve the environmental performance of its products, the company said in a press release.

If you’re feeling a bit of déjà vu, that may be because Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Unilever recently teamed up on another environmental project.

Along with the World Wildlife Fund and five other founding companies, the brands formed the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting the development of plant-based plastics.

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Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
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