Nestlé belongs to the list of companies determined to lessen the environmental impact of its packaging. To foster positive changes related to smart treatment of used packaging, the food giant has released the world’s first free, mobile application for iPhone and Android devices dubbed 123Recycle, which scans the products barcode and shows tips on the best ways to recycle the packaging.

PepsiCo has announced the official start of the Dream Machine Recycle Rally for the 2011/2012 school year. The Dream Machine Recycle Rally is a national program that aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling among students, grades K-12, and gives participating schools a chance to earn rewards and compete for prizes.