On Thursday, October 4th, Kim Jeffery, President and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of the Waterkeeper Alliance, spoke at the 23rd annual SRI Conference, moderated by Bill Shireman, President and CEO of Future 500. They discussed the need for a more comprehensive waste recovery system in the U.S. Since 2008, when we publically pledged to reach a 60% recycling rate for PET beverage containers by 2018, we have been advocating for an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) model for packaging and printed paper.
Through EPR, we hope to bring the financial responsibility of recycling to industry, while collaborating with governments and providers to increase access to curbside recycling and recycling away from home– not just for bottles, but for all product packaging. In order to move EPR legislation forward, Nestlé Waters participates in a dialogue process facilitated by Future 500 that has brought together more than 30 organizations to talk about the best attributes of an EPR for packaging program that could work in U.S. states through a legislative package.
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