Nestlé Malaysia announced that it will be implementing 100% paper straws across its entire UHT range by the end 2020, making it the first large scale food and beverage company in ASEAN to do so. This initiative will eliminate over 200 million plastic straws per year, marking another breakthrough in the Company’s War on Plastic Waste.
This is in line with the Company’s global pledge to make its packaging 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025.
Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad said, “Plastic waste is a global threat and we are totally committed to reducing our plastic footprint. Last year, we started by introducing paper straws for our MILO UHT 125ml drink packs and for our newly launched Milo Nutri Pluz. We are now pleased to deliver on our commitment to expand this all across our Ready To Drink (RTD) UHT products, with the transition completed by the end of 2020. This is all part of our commitment to design environmentally friendly packaging solutions and adopt them with a positive sense of urgency. To-date, 90% of Nestlé Malaysia’s total packaging is already designed for recycling”.
“The new paper straws meet very stringent quality requirements. We ensure that paper straws used are responsibly-sourced and are also absolutely safe for drinking. Many people are used to plastic straws and making the switch to paper straws will bring a slightly different consumer experience. We encourage all Malaysians to embrace the change and partner with us in this journey towards a more sustainable future,” said April Wong, Business Executive Officer, Ready to Drink Business Unit, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad.
Paper straws will be implemented progressively across Nestlé Malaysia’s entire UHT range in 2020. This includes the products listed below:
- MILO UHT 200ml
- MILO UHT 125 ml
- MILO Nutri Pluz 200 ml
- Nestlé Just Milk Full Cream UHT 200ml
- Nestlé Just Milk Strawberry UHT 200ml
- Nestlé Omega Plus UHT 200ml
- Nestlé Omega Plus Dark Choc UHT 200ml
In parallel to this important change, Nestle Malaysia is also fully committed to help the Nation to increase recycling, through education campaigns that raise awareness amongst our consumers. As an example, The CAREton Project by MILO UHT aims to collect 45 million used beverage cartons in 2020, including our own MILO UHT drink packs. In partnership with Tetra Pak, the collected packs are recycled into roofing tiles that are later donated to Orang Asli communities. Launched in 2013, and until the end of 2019, CAREton Project has already collected over 95 million drink packs with enough materials to build 280 homes.
Nestlé Malaysia has also created a “Green Gladiators” task force with over 150 participating employees, that has the mission to accelerate sustainability initiatives, such as efforts against plastic waste and in support of circularity, as well as actions to reduce the carbon footprint, including the reforestation efforts in East Malaysia, under Project RiLeaf.
About Nestlé Malaysia
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is present in 189 countries around the world, and our 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our performance is driven by our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy present in Malaysia. Since 1912, we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century through our quality brands and products, whilst maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity. This is in line with our promise of delivering GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE to all. To learn more, please visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NestleMalaysia.
For more information, please contact:
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
Tel: (+603) 7965 6650
E-mail: [email protected]
Alya Nurina atau Yasmin Kadir
Tel: (+603) 7958 8348
E-mel: [email protected]
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