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October 3, 2022
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Nestlé's Quality Street is moving to recyclable wrappers.Image courtesy of Nestlé
Quality Street, a Nestlé confectionery brand, is introducing recyclable FSC-certified paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets worldwide.
The move from dual foil and cellulose to recyclable paper wrappers will help Quality Street remove almost 2.5 billion individual pieces of packaging material from its supply chain globally.
Developed by packaging experts at Nestlé's Confectionery Research and Development Center in York, UK, and the Swiss-based Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences, the transition to paper required extensive development in the engineering of new materials, coating technologies, printing techniques, and the adaptation of existing equipment.
Orange Crunch and the Green Triangle will continue in their existing foil wrappers, which can already be recycled. The move to new paper packaging for the nine remaining twist-wrapped sweets will take a few months to fully implement.
"With nine different sweets to consider, the transition has been a huge undertaking,” said Louise Barrett, head of the Nestlé Confectionery Product Technology Centre in York. “Each of our existing machines need to be adapted to run paper and then rigorously tested by our packaging experts to ensure we're still delivering the same quality consumers expect when they open a box of Quality Street.
Quality Street made history from the start, using the world's first twist-wrapping machine to revolutionize the way chocolates were manufactured and sold. Now we are making history again with the introduction of paper packaging for our famous sweets. We hope the fact that our famous sweets are now recyclable will make finding your own Quality Street favorites even more popular this year."
Quality Street has been produced in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK since it was launched in 1936. The brand has been working to improve the sustainability of its operations and supply chain for more than 10 years. There is zero waste to landfill in the Halifax factory. The brand has used only certified sustainably sourced cocoa since 2015, and Quality Street chocolate is made from milk sourced from farms in Scotland that have been part of a sustainable farming partnership with Nestlé since 2003.
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