Nestlé MILO Pioneers Paper Straws Instead of Plastic Straws

10:23:38 AM | 23/3/2020

Nestlé MILO, a brand of Nestlé Vietnam, will officially use paper straws for the MILO Breakfast drinks instead of conventional plastic straws from March 2020. This is also the first time in Vietnam Nestlé MILO products apply this initiative.

Nestlé MILO is expected to put into use over 16 million paper straws in 2020, helping reduce plastic waste by 6.7 tons.

If these paper straws are placed next to each other, they will form a line longer than 2,200 km, equivalent to 1.5 times the distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. This practical action is an important step by Nestlé MILO towards a zero-waste plastic future and helps build a greener and cleaner Vietnam.

The switch to paper straws does not affect product quality and children's usage habits. The new straws are manufactured and tested according to European standards to ensure safety in use, not change the taste and smell of products. They are easily biodegradable, environmentally friendly.

Nestlé MILO also chooses bendable paper straws, an interesting characteristic to children.

Switching to paper straws, Nestlé MILO is helping support Vietnam to achieve the goal of reducing plastic waste on beaches and in oceans by 75% by 2030. This is also in line with Nestlé’s global commitments to reduce its own plastic use, aiming to make 100% of its packaging recyclable and reusable by 2025.

Mr. Ali Abbas, Director of MILO and Head of Nestlé Vietnam’s Dairy Business, said that launching paper straws for MILO Breakfast products is one of our first actions to bring real impact to the environment. Today's small but practical actions will make a big positive impact in the future if we all act together for the environment.

Nestlé MILO Breakfast products with paper straws are available in Co.opmart and Co.opXtra stores. The distribution of these products will be extended to various retail channels nationwide.

Giang Tu (Vietnam Business Forum)