Nestlé Waters Won ISRI Design for Recycling Award

Nestlé Waters North America received the prize during the 2019 ISRI Convention and Exposition in Los Angeles for the design of its “Pure Life” 700 milliliter bottle made from 100 percent recycled PET plastic (rPET).

In recognition of its use of recycled plastic and its product design centered on recycling, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industry (ISRI) named Nestlé Waters North America as its 2019 Design for Recycling (DFR) Award winner; it is the association’s most prestigious accolade*) given annually to the most innovative contribution to products designed with recycling in mind.

“The Design for Recycling Award recognizes proactive steps made by manufacturers that have actively incorporated its principles into pro­ducts and processes,” Robin Wiener, president of ISRI, was quoted. Nestlé Waters was demonstrating the positive value of recycled plastics. “On top of that, the design of the labeling process also takes into account improving the quality of the recycling stream.” Through every stage of the manufacturing process, the company had shown a clear dedication to designing for recycling. The bottle features a state-of-the-art, pressure-sensitive label,” ISRI said in a press release. “Unlike traditional adhesive labels that may not release from the PET flakes during the recycling process, potentially damaging the recycling stream, these new labels will release easily during the wash stage of the recycling process so the material can be used to make new bottles again and again.”

*) ISRI began presenting the award more than ten years ago. Previous winners include Dell Inc., EcoStrate, Samsung, LG Electronics, Inc., Cascades Fine Papers Group, Hewlett-Packard, The Herman Miller Company and Wind Simplicity.

(GR 22019S)