Nestlé Philippines Says Goodbye To Its Single-Use Plastic Straws

This will eliminate 160 metric tons of plastic straws they use for their ready-to-drink products.

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Nestlé Philippines announced that it will be replacing its plastic straws with paper straws for its ready-to-drink products. This is the company's initiative moving toward more sustainable practices, aiming to make 100 percent of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

The shift towards the use of paper straws is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. According to Nestlé Philippines, this will eliminate 160 metric tons of plastic straws that they are using for its ready-to-drink products.

Nestlé's new paper straws are of food-grade quality and are fully-recyclable since it contains no plastic nor wax. The company has also made efforts in responsibly sourcing the ingredients for the paper straws by being part of a program that ensures there will be no new deforestation and that suppliers practice good forest management.

Nestlé Philippines partnered with Tetra Pak and started the push-the-straw-back campaign, which aims to educate consumers to keep the straws inside the carton to make recycling easier. These companies have also started Project GivePak, which uses the collected beverage cartons and recycles it into craft paper, notebooks, or desk calendars.

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Nestlé's ready-to-drink products that already rolled out paper straws are Bear Brand, Nescafe, Milo, Yogu, and Chuckie. Other Nestlé brands with ready-to-drink products will soon follow the paper straw initiative.

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