Nestl\u00e9 is piloting reusable and refillable dispensers for petcare and soluble coffee as part of its efforts to reduce single-use packaging. The in-store dispensers offer consumers a shopping experience that is free of single-use packaging, along with flexibility and variety of product choice. Consumers can bring reusable containers to purchase different types of\u00a0Purina\u00a0cat food and\u00a0Nescaf\u00e9 soluble coffee. They can also digitally access product information that is typically found on the packaging, such as ingredients, nutritional values and shelf life. Working in collaboration with the start-up MIWA, Nestl\u00e9 recently piloted the reusable and refillable dispensers in three Nestl\u00e9 shops located in Rorschach, Orbe and La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland. During a four-month trial period, the dispensers were well received by consumers and Nestl\u00e9 was able to gain valuable insights including the user-friendliness. To further assess the dispensers\u2019 effectiveness in preventing packaging waste along the supply chain, the dispensers are now being rolled out across more locations in the next few months. H\u00e9l\u00e8ne Lanctuit,\u00a0R&D\u00a0Packaging Lead at Nestl\u00e9, says:\u00a0"Packaging plays a key role in maintaining food safety during a product\u2019s shelf life. This means that whenever new packaging systems are explored we need to ensure that our products can be delivered to consumers in a safe and hygienic manner. These dispensers are novel because they incorporate smart technology which allows us to ensure product safety, and also guarantee the freshness and traceability of our products." The development of innovative, alternative delivery systems such as bulk, reuse and refill options are a key focus area for Nestl\u00e9 across several product categories. The company has already announced a pilot test for\u00a0Refill Plus, a water dispenser using state-of-the-art technology, which allows consumers to personalize their water with sixty-four flavour combinations. In partnership with Terracycle, Nestl\u00e9 is rolling out Loop, a subscription home delivery service in the\u00a0US\u00a0and will also introduce it soon in France. Additionally, mini dispensers for\u00a0Nescaf\u00e9\u00a0and\u00a0Milo\u00a0are available for the out-of-home segment in many countries around the world. These innovative systems are part of a broader set of actions to reduce single-use packaging. Building on its commitment to making 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, Nestl\u00e9 announced plans to reduce the use of virgin plastics by one third\u00a0during the same time period. Bernard Meunier,\u00a0CEO\u00a0of Nestl\u00e9 Purina Petcare\u00a0EMENA,\u00a0says:\u00a0"At\u00a0Purina, our teams are focused on designing our products and packaging for a more sustainable future. This pilot marks an important step forward in our efforts towards waste reduction and we are proud to play a leading role in testing these innovative dispensers. Offering pet owners the option of using safely reusable and refillable dispensers in-store can help us improve our environmental impact while still providing great quality nutrition for pets." Philipp Navratil, Global Head of Beverage Strategic Business Unit at Nestl\u00e9, Senior Vice-President, says: "As part of\u00a0Nescaf\u00e9\u2019s packaging transformation journey, we have been working hard to rethink how we design our packaging for better environmental impact. We are excited to work on a refilling option made possible by our in-store dispensing system for our consumers who want to enjoy their\u00a0Nescaf\u00e9\u00a0experience at home."