Nestlé Purina Australia announced today changes to its pet accessories andhealth and hygiene packaging that will see the removal of approximately 16.7tonnes of non-recyclable or unnecessary plastic each year.

**** A seemingly small but impactful change has been made to how Nestlé PurinaAustralia accessories – such as toys, collars and grooming tools – are securedto the backing card.

Previously, accessories have been secured with cable ties made from virginnylon plastic, which cannot be recycled due to their size and weight.

These have been swapped for either bespoke paper ties or recyclable ‘origamistyle’ folded paper.

The move will see more than 3.3 tonnes of plastic ties being replaced with arecyclable material.

A further 13.4 tonnes of plastic packaging has been removed from the NestlePurina Australia health and hygiene range, including flea and wormingmedication, as PET clamshell packaging is replaced.

The range now features RFID stickers and are packed in boxes made of recycledcardboard. The replacement of the clams has reduced 13.4 tonnes of plasticpackaging each year.

Nicole Battistessa, General Manager of Nestlé Purina Australia said, “We arecommitted to ensuring that 100% of our packaging is recyclable or reusable by2025 – while also reducing the amount of packaging we use in the process.

“To do this, our team has reviewed every piece of packaging, across everyproduct, to assess every material we use – and have challenged our existingpackaging designs. Every change we make, no matter how seemingly small, is astep in the right direction.”

For more information about Nestlé Purina Australia’s sustainabilitycommitments and progress, please visit https://www.purina.com.au/about-us/purina-cares.

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