Nestlé announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025.
Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter.
Nestlé believes that there is an urgent need to minimise the impact of packaging on the environment.
Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said: "Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today. Tackling it requires a collective approach. We are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, re-use and recycle. Our ambition is to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025."
The company will focus on three core areas: eliminate non-recyclable plastics; encourage the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates; and eliminate or change complex combinations of packaging materials.