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Nestlé Singapore employees collect 120kg of trash in 2 hours at East Coast beach

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Jun 21, 2019
  • Through cleanup initiatives and other activities, Nestlé aims to play an active role in changing behavior and raising public awareness about reducing plastic waste and recycling more.
  • This is part of Nestlé’s broader vision to achieve a waste-free future.

Nestlé Singapore employees collect 120kg of trash in 2 hours at East Coast beach

65 employees of Singapore’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé Singapore, gathered at East Coast beach today to do their part for the environment. Covering close to 2km of East Coast beach, Nestlé Singapore employees collected 120kg of trash, most of which were plastic bottles, styrofoam and takeway food containers.

Mr Chow Phee Chat, Regional Head of Communications, Marketing Services, and Innovation & Renovation, Nestlé Malaysia and Singapore said, “As the leading Food and Beverage manufacturer in Singapore, we are committed to being part of the solution in addressing environmental concerns. Globally, we are committed to make 100% of our packaging reusable or recyclable by 2025. This beach clean-up is in line with our global vision towards a waste-free future.”

Nestlé’s global pledge towards tackling plastic pollution is further supported by a series of specific actions in three key areas: pioneering alternative materials, shaping a waste-free future and driving new behavior.The beach cleanup is part of Nestlé Singapore’s effort to drive new behaviour by involving and engaging its employees.

“I’m surprised by the amount of trash we have collected today, because Singapore is usually so clean. This beach cleanup has made me realise how a small act of not littering and minimizing waste can have a long lasting impact on the environment,” said Erica Soh, Marketing Assistant, one of the employees who volunteered for the event.

In addition to the beach cleanup, Nestlé Singapore has also spearheaded other key initiatives in support of Singapore’s journey to become a zero-waste nation, including the elimination of single-use plastics such as disposable cutlery, providing reusable lunchboxes in its office, and conducting recycling talks to improve awareness amongst employees.

More information on how Nestlé is accelerating action to tackle plastic waste can be found here.

About Nestlé

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 189 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites like Ninho. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.

To find out more about Nestlé, https://www.nestle.com.sg/aboutus

Media Contact:
CAI Jing Yu
Corporate Communications Manager
Nestlé Singapore
D. 6836 7108
M. 9479 0167
E. [email protected]

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