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New Nestlé Yes! bars are packaged in recyclable paper wrapping | Photo source Nestlé

World’s first recyclable snack wrapper for mass production

Food & Drink

Nestlé has developed a way to use a paper wrapper, paving the way for sustainable snack wrappers

Spotted: Swiss sweets and snack maker Nestlé is now using a recyclable paper wrapper with one of its products. The recently launched line of Yes! snack bars is the first to use a paper wrapper developed with high-speed flow wrap technology, the company says. The method most commonly used to wrap snack bars only works with unrecyclable plastic films and laminates. 

The new packaging is made of a coated paper that can be recycled along with other paper products. The paper itself comes from sources certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council or The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.

The new wrapper technology is part of Nestlé’s commitment to make all its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The company has already begun to replace plastic straws used in its products with eco-friendly materials like paper; and have begun using paper or plastic-free packaging in some of their products. 

The new wrappers were developed over 10 months at the company’s York research and development facilities. 



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