Nestlé Philippines’ ready-to-drink products are now starting to use paper straws. This initiative is done to become one of those who have committed to a “waste-free” campaign.
130 metric tons of plastic straws in a year will be eliminated from this move as it claims to be the “first of its kind and scale”.
“As the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé envisions a waste-free future in which none of our packaging, particularly plastic, ends up in landfills, the oceans, or as litter,”– Nestlé Philippines chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki
“Shifting to paper straws is a critical step towards plastic neutrality, and one of many we are taking to address the urgent, and at the same time complex, plastics challenge,” Marzouki added.
One of the global commitments of Nestlé Philippines is to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, and this move is a good start.
As the completion of this shift is expected to be done by the end of the year, they’ve started with some of its 180ml and 200ml ready-to-drink brands to use paper straws while some 110ml and 250ml packs are currently on the pipeline for transition.
Paper straws that come with the packaging are food-grade quality and were made without plastic or wax, making it fully recyclable, Nestlé Philippines said.
Nestlé Philippines ready-to-drink products:
- Bear Brand