Working Together

 

Working Together

Nestlé Waters Canada has both partnered and worked independently to establish public spaces recycling in Canada through its joint funding and management of a number of pilot public spaces recycling programs, including the cities of Sarnia, Halifax, Richmond and Calgary and Aberfoyle Public School, where it donated funds that enabled the local school to erect stand-alone signage, re-landscape its property and establish the first public spaces recycling program of its kind in a Wellington County educational facility. The Company also donated $16,000 worth of public spaces recycling infrastructure for use at the Optimist Recreation Centre, the Township of Puslinch's new multi-use recreational facility. The Company further donated $22,000 worth of public spaces recycling infrastructure for use in the Township of Guelph/Eramosa's new Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre at Marden Park

What We’re Doing

We're committed to recycling in our own operations. We're taking steps to reduce the amount of materials we use.

REDUCE: In the last five years, we have reduced CO2 emissions by 30% for every litre of water produced.

RECYCLE: Where possible, we re-use such items as corrugate, pallets and shipping containers. We currently recycle almost 96% of recyclable materials in our plants and are committed to recycling all materials in our facilities that can be recycled. We currently recycle almost 96% of recyclable materials in our plants and are committed to recycling all materials in our facilities that can be recycled.

RE-USE: All of our packaging is 100% recyclable, including bottles and corrugated trays. We pioneered the deployment of 100% rPET packaging within Nestlé with the re-introduction of Montclair in rPET packaging in 2010. We promote the recycling of our bottles. We also support long-term research into new environmentally-focused packaging technologies such as bio-degradable bottles. We pioneered the deployment of 100% rPET packaging within Nestlé with the re-introduction of Montclair in rPET packaging in 2010.

Encorp Pacific - Keeping BC The Best Place On Earth

Nestlé Waters Canada represents the Canadian bottled water industry on the Board of Directors of Encorp Pacific, arguably North America's most successful bottle deposit-based recycling system. About 80.4% of the industry's beverage containers were diverted from landfill last year through Encorp Pacific programs.

ABCRC - The Wild Rose In Canada's Lapel.

Nestlé Waters Canada represents the Canadian bottled water industry on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation. About 81.1% of the industry's beverage containers were diverted from landfill last year through its programs.

Nestlé Waters Canada also represents the Canadian bottled water industry on Alberta Beverage Council.

CBCRA - Keeping Manitoba Environmentally Friendly

Nestlé Waters Canada represents the Canadian bottled water industry on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association. Working with Multi-Materials Stewardship Manitoba, the two industry-led organizations operate the most comprehensive recycling program in the world today and one that, over the next five years, will be the most successful program, as well. MMSM manages the province's curbside program while CBCRA manages its public spaces, ICI and general communications programs to consumers.

Pilot Public Spaces Recycling: Made In Canada Innovation

First established by Nestlé Waters Canada, the Canadian beverage industry and the Government of Quebec and launched as a three-year program (now four years) in Quebec in June 2008, this particular public spaces recycling methodology is achieving excellent recovery rates for recyclables, including glass, aluminum, plastic and paper. Through its focus on public education campaigns and citizen participation, the initiative is augmenting existing curbside and deposit programs by increasing recycling rates.

Adopt-A-Road

Nestlé Waters Canada and its employees participate in Adopt-A-Road activities in three of the four communities where it has operations. The Adopt-A-Road Program is a public service initiative for volunteers to enhance the local litter collection activities of the community where they live by picking up litter along road right-of-ways. It is a way for environmentally-conscious industries like Nestlé Waters Canada to contribute to cleaner and more beautiful road systems in their community. Under the program, the Company has agreed to adopt a section of road allowance and keep it clean. The Company is recognized by a sign erected by the local government acknowledging its efforts.

A Nationwide Effort

Nestlé Waters Canada both partners and works independently to establish public spaces recycling in Canada through its joint funding and management of a number of pilot and permanent public spaces recycling programs across Canada. Public spaces recycling captures the “last mile” of recyclables – items typically found in curbside and deposit recycling programs that are abandoned by consumers in park spaces and recreational facilities like arenas, street scapes, transit stops, bars and restaurants, elementary and secondary schools, convenience stores and gas stations.

First established by Nestlé Waters Canada, the Canadian beverage industry and the Government of Quebec and launched as a three-year program (now four years) in Quebec in June 2008, this particular public spaces recycling methodology is achieving excellent recovery rates for recyclables, including glass, aluminum, plastic and paper. Through its focus on public education campaigns and citizen participation, the initiative is augmenting existing curbside and deposit programs by increasing recycling rates.

Nestlé Waters Canada and its industry partners completely fund the pilots and largely fund the permanent programs, specifically underwriting the costs associated with purchasing new recycling container infrastructure. The infrastructure is turned over to the community following the conclusion of the pilot program – and it becomes the foundation of their permanent programs, as is the case in Sarnia, Halifax and Richmond. The pilot results, prepared by independent environmental consultant StewardEdge, are forwarded to the relevant provincial Ministries of the Environment for consideration of this type of public spaces recycling as a future permanent complement to their current curbside or deposit programs. A permanent program is now in place in Manitoba.