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Win a place on a Finale Day and meet business leaders at Nestlé York or Gatwick! 


Challenge details

In July 2015, Nestlé's Fawdon site announced that it had reached zero landfill! Nestlé have announced all of their 150 European factories will aim to do the same by 2020.
So, with this goal in mind, Nestlé and MyKindaFuture are challenging you to create a sustainable, environmentally friendly product made solely from factory waste.

Design a product made from factory waste! 

Make sure you explain what waste product you are keen to cash in on across the factories. 
A little guidance to get you on your way... 
Research what waste products (whether created from products or processes) a Nestlé factory might have
Research or innovate a way to use that waste product for another purpose
- Explain how it works and why you chose it
- Name your company AND your product/service
- Show us an image of what you will sell, OR examples of the sorts of companies or people that would benefit from buying into your innovation.


How To Enter

Once you have decided on your idea, you can choose to submit your entry in the following formats:

  • Word Document
  • PDF
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Video
  • If you have completed your entry on paper, please scan your submission and upload as a JPEG
  • You can upload your submission as a video/audio file, or include a link in a word document to a video you have uploaded to YouTube

If you need any help uploading your submission or have any questions, get in touch and we'll be glad to help.

The work experience will take place between July and August 2016 in York and Gatwick.

(All submissions are reviewed by our team, please ensure yours is completed in full as any empty or false submissions will be removed and any points awarded deducted from your points total.)


Terms and Conditions

This competition is open to UK and Ireland residents only.

You must be able to make your own way to the Finale Day in York or Gatwick 

Accommodation is not provided and travel is not reimbursed.

If you are not from York or Gatwick, you must have permission to travel on the selected dates. 

If you can not attend the Finale Day other prizes are up for grabs. 


The Prizes

A place on a Nestlé Finale Day in York ( 6th June, 2016 & 20th June, 2016) or Gatwick (25th May, 2016) For those who can not attend York or Gatwick there will be other prizes up for grabs! Watch this space to find out more.


Click here to download the teacher resource!

Read this ... 


Since 2004, we’ve reduced waste for disposal per tonne of product by 69.9% and we’ve cut total waste for disposal by 51.5% to 213 000 tonnes. Only 1% of the waste we generate – such as
detergents, oils, fuels and grease – is classified as hazardous. We manage and dispose of this hazardous waste in accordance with local regulations and standards worldwide.