Nestlé MILO has switched from plastic to paper straws for its Ready-To-Drink (RTD) packs, a first of its kind in Nigeria in the beverage category.
This is with the aim of eliminating 60 metric tonnes of plastic yearly, Nestlé Nigeria Plc, makers of Nestle MILO, said in a statement on Monday.
According to it, the bold step is to deliver on the company’s global commitment to make 100 per cent of Nestlé’s packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025 to protect the environment.
The newly developed paper straws are 100 per cent biodegradable as well as safe and easy to use.
Consumers can purchase the new packs starting this February.
Speaking on the paper straws for MILO Ready-To-Drink (RTD), Mr Wassim Elhusseini, the MD/CEO for Nestlé Nigeria, said: “We are proud to take this leading action to protect the environment.
“Transforming how we make, use, reuse and recycle our packaging plays an important role in the bold commitments we have made to reduce packaging waste and mitigate climate change.”
“This is proof that Nestlé and other companies can be a force for good in society by providing products that are good for people and good for the planet,” Wassim reaffirmed.
Also, Olutayo Olatunji, Category Manager, Beverages, Nigeria. Said: “By introducing papers straws, MILO is shoulder-to-shoulder with consumers to improve our environment.
“We are doing our best to guarantee that our consumers continue to enjoy the delicious MILO RTD they love with the added assurance that it is packaged safely and sustainably,” he said.