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Reducing plastic in enteral feeding

At Nutricia we are committed to a more sustainable future

For further information on Danone's commitments go to https://www.danone.co.uk/impact/planet.html


Reusable bottle sustainable future climate

1st carbon neutral baby formula plant in the world

Reusable bottle sustainable future carbon neutral


Reusable bottle sustainable future packaging

Founding members of the plastics pact


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Food Waste

Assets for upload 113.21 reusable bottle sustainable future food waste

Committed to cut food waste by 50% by 20301

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Get involved


  • Ensure the patient only receives appropriate quantity of plastics every month
  • Encourage the patient to rotate all their stock on a regular basis
  • Encourage the patient to participate in stock checks when receiving calls
  • Encourage the patient to register for online stock checking to make it as easy as possible
  • Ask the patient to get in contact with Nutricia Homeward or their managing healthcare professional if they think their regimen needs changing (too much stock)


  • We now offer a reusable solution to decanting enteral nutrition
  • Option of two different size reusable bottles - 250ml or 500ml
  • Can be used up to 30 times
*Reusable bottles are clear but are shown blue here for clarity.

To initiate a new patient on the reusable bottles:

  1. Discuss/explain option with patient/carer
  2. Discuss sterilising options as per user guide
  3. Complete regimen with appropriate size bottle and 2 days supply
  4. Include Flocare universal adaptor (order code 70063) in line with giving sets
  5. Remind patient that these are recyclable

To switch a current patient from Flocare containers to the reusable bottles:

  1. Identify potential suitable or interested patients
  2. Discuss option with patient/carer to explain new option and new product will arrive in next 1 or 2 deliveries
  3. Discuss sterilising options as per user guide
  4. Complete change of regimen with appropriate size bottle and 2 days supply
  5. Add Flocare universal adaptor (order code 70063) in line with current giving sets
  6. Remind patient that these are recyclable
No. of Flocare containers used per day Monthly order of Flocare containers No. of reusable bottles required per month
1 28 2
2 56 4
4 112 8
6 168 12

Reference: 1. vs 2019 baseline

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