(2 July/Food Navigator)

Nestle is claiming to have invented the world’s first recyclable packing for confectionery. The new wrapper is made of a coated paper that is recyclable with other paper. The paper itself comes from sustainable sources, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Lead for global confectionery R&D, Jas Scott de Martinville said that the packaging solution took only 10 months to solve and congratulated his team for what he hopes to be a revolutionary breakthrough for the industry. Creating the packaging has aligned with Nestle’s goal of having all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The packaging is expected to appear on Nestle’s ‘YES!’ fruit and nut bar range later this week in the UK with the bar set to be released into the rest of Europe in the coming months.