[15 April/Bloomberg]

Danone and Nestle SA are creating innovative products to help reduce plastic waste especially with discarded plastic water bottles. Danone is planning to start selling an in-home water appliance featuring a container that cuts down on plastic use and collapses once empty, then contracts when filling up. Nestle SA is working on an out-of-home dispensing system based on refillable bottles which filters water that can be customised with different flavours or carbonation.