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Nestle Waters North America Celebrates America Recycles Day
Nov 15, 2017 (3BL Media via COMTEX) --

STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today is

According to Keep America Beautiful, the nonprofit responsible for the national recycling observance, the recycling rate in America is only 34 percent. Aside from the environmental impacts, municipalities and businesses in the U.S. spent over $5 billion in 2015 alone disposing of waste in landfills. Much of this waste, such as PET plastic, is in demand among manufacturers as raw material for everything from textiles to packaging.

"Ensuring the recovery and reuse of plastic and other materials is critical to the sustainability of our planet, and requires commitment from government, nonprofits, companies and individuals to work together to address this shared challenge," says Nelson Switzer, Chief Sustainability Officer at Nestle Waters North America. "The U.S. has an opportunity to lead the way in recycling, while creating jobs, economic growth, and a more sustainable future. We are dedicated to playing our part to ensure the long-term vitality of our natural resources for ourselves and for future generations."

In the past year alone, Nestle Waters has demonstrated our leadership in driving solutions to address the recycling gap in the United States by championing and undertaking a number of initiatives, including:

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Alix Dunn

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