Nestlé has pledged to spend up to $2bn to increase the use of recycled plastics in its food packaging, making the biggest public financial commitment among consumer goods giants to tackling the problem of plastic pollution.
The world’s biggest food company by sales said on Thursday that it wanted to cut its use of virgin plastics, which are made using fossil fuels, by one-third by 2025, which builds on earlier commitments to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by then.
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By Leila Abboud
Source: Financial Times
Nestle SA has accelerated its product development process by 60% since 2016, according to the company. The faster speed to market has been achieved through a restructuring of its research and development process. Now the company is investing in various forms of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to further improve its R&D process and generate better results.
German chemicals distributor Brenntag has confirmed potential takeover talks with US rival Univar Solutions and is understood to be debating the feasibility of a potential acquisition in the coming months. Univar Solutions confirms that it has received a preliminary indication of interest from Brenntag regarding a potential transaction.
Cargill has announced the acquisition of Owensboro Grain Company, a soybean processing facility and refinery located in Kentucky. The purchase of the Owensboro-based company will support Cargill’s efforts to “modernise and increase capacity across its North American oilseeds network to support growing demand for oilseeds driven by food, feed and renewable fuel markets”.