The decision comes amid global pressure from governments, industry groups, NGOs and environmentalists for manufacturers to reduce the use of non-biodegradable materials in their products to protect the planet.
Nestlé says by 2025, it will use at least 25% recycled material in packaging for all of its laminates, caps, tins, trays and films.
It is part of the company’s global packaging ambition it published last year.
Nestlé CEO for Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Marco Settembri, said he is pleased the company is taking concrete steps to achieve sustainable packaging goals.
“Nestlé supports the EU’s Plastics Strategy,” he said.
“We share the vision that no plastic packaging ends up in the environment. Recyclable packaging, good recycling infrastructure and more use of recycled material will help us close the loop.”