MILO has switched from plastic to paper straws for its Ready-To-Drink (RTD) packs, a move described by the promoters as the first of its kind in Nigeria in the beverage category.
With the aim of eliminating 60 metric tons of plastic yearly, Nestlé Nigeria is taking on the step to deliver on the company’s global commitment to make 100% of Nestlé’s packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025 to protect the environment
The newly developed paper straws are said to be 100% biodegradable as well as safe and easy to use. Nestlé said that consumers can purchase the new packs starting February 2021.
Speaking on the paper straws for MILO Ready-To-Drink (RTD), the MD/CEO for Nestlé Nigeria, Mr. Wassim Elhusseini, 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.
“By introducing papers straws, MILO is shoulder-to-shoulder with consumers to improve our environment. We our 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,” said Olutayo Olatunji, Category Manager, Beverages, Nigeria.