Recycling services provider and consumer goods company will explore collection opportunities and emerging technology. Also, hair care company commits to increasing postconsumer recycled content in its bottles. Nestlé and Veolia Environnement, two Europe-based companies with global presences, have announced an agreement to collaborate on recycling and waste collection and sorting with an emphasis on plastics and flexible plastic packaging. The two firms say they have identified projects that “will focus on 11 priority countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.” The partnership will also explore technologies to establish viable models of recycling in different countries. This includes chemical recycling technologies like pyrolysis, which the companies say is capable of producing virgin quality plastic from scrap materials. “These technologies will help Nestlé to increase the recycled content of its bottled water packaging to 35 percent and its overall product packaging to 15 percent by 2025,” the two firms state in a joint news release. “Plastic waste is a challenge that requires an ecosystem of solutions all working simultaneously,” comments Magdi Batato, executive ...