Nestlé brings 16 million eco-friendly paper straws into use for
MILO Breakfast Drink


Launching paper straws for MILO Breakfast Drink is the latest action that contributes to realising Nestlé’s global commitment to make its packaging 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025, said Managing Director of Nestlé Vietnam Ganesan Ampalavanar.

The world’s largest food and beverage company goes the extra mile in tackling the global plastic waste crisis. Recently, Nestlé Vietnam has also implemented various activities to promote a waste-free future and to raise awareness for its employees, school children, and consumers. By 2017, Nestlé Vietnam achieved zero waste to landfills in all of its four factories in the country.

In June 2019, Nestlé Vietnam became a founding member of Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO Vietnam), a social enterprise that aims to drive the circular economy and to make recycling of packaging more accessible and sustainable. By end of 2019, Nestlé Vietnam eliminated all single-use plastic at all sites and educated employees on the importance of recycling.


This month, Nestlé Vietnam introduces a breakthrough in packaging innovation by introducing paper straws for its MILO Breakfast Drink – in a drive to reduce plastic waste. With this new initiative, the company aims to eliminate over 16 million plastic straws this year.

Managing Director of Nestlé Vietnam Ganesan Ampalavanar said the move represents “the latest of our contributions to Nestlé’s pledge to make our packaging 100 per cent recyclable or reusable by 2025. This is a long journey and we are constantly striving to come up and execute new initiatives.”

“We need to keep working hard to successfully roll out a solution that is not only effective and scalable, but most importantly, meets Nestlé’s stringent product quality standards for the safety of our consumers,” he adds.

According to Mr. Ali Abbas, Head of Dairy Business of Nestlé Vietnam, the paper straws of MILO Breakfast drinks are made from high-quality material that fit packaging specifications, tested using European standards. They can remain sturdy when used, without posing any safety risks. Also, the paper straws are easily bendable, so kids can still have fun while enjoying their favourite flavourful drinks.