Nestlé Vietnam uses eco-friendly paper straws for

MILO Breakfast Drink

In early March, Nestlé Vietnam announced a breakthrough in the war on plastic waste, with a packaging innovation for its MILO Breakfast Drink which will avoid 16 million plastic straws – help to reduce up to 6.7 tons of plastic waste in 2020.

Nestlé Vietnam has launched a breakthrough in packaging innovation by introducing paper straws for its MILO Breakfast Drink. Starting from this month, consumers will find their favourite Nestlé MILO Breakfast drink now comes with a paper straw. With this new initiative, the company aims to eliminate over 16 million plastic straws this year, contributing to a reduction of 6.7 tons of plastic waste.

“Launching paper straws for MILO Breakfast is the latest action that contributes to realising Nestlé’s global commitment to make our packaging 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025. This is a long journey and we are constantly striving to come up with and execute new initiatives,” said Mr. Ganesan Ampalavanar, Managing Director of Nestlé Vietnam.

“We need to keep working hard to successfully roll out a solution that is not only effective and scalable, but most importantly, meets Nestlé’s stringent product quality standards for the safety of our consumers,” he added.

According to Mr. Ali Abbas, Head of Dairy Business of Nestlé Vietnam, the paper straws of MILO Breakfast drinks are made from high-quality material that fit packaging specifications, and tested using European standards. They can remain sturdy when used, without posing any safety risks. The paper straws are easily bendable, so kids can have fun while enjoying their favourite flavourful drinks.

The step is a part of Nestlé’s commitment to sustainable development goals of environment. In addition to innovating its packaging to be fully recyclable, Nestlé Vietnam has also implemented various activities to promote a waste-free future and to raise awareness for its employees, school children, and consumers. By 2017, Nestlé Vietnam achieved zero waste to landfills in all of its four factories in the country.

In June 2019, Nestlé Vietnam became a founding member of Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO Vietnam), a social enterprise that aims to drive the circular economy and to make recycling of packaging more accessible and sustainable. By end of 2019, Nestlé Vietnam eliminated all single-use plastic at all sites and educated employees on the importance of recycling.