Nestlé bids goodbye to plastic straws in Indonesia and Malaysia and introduces paper straws for its packaged drinks. The initiative is in line with Nestle’s ambition to make 100 percent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025.

In a statement released by Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider in April 2018, he addressed sustainability as one of the biggest issues the world is facing today. “Tackling it requires a collective approach. We are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, re-use and recycle,” said Schneider.

Starting in December, ready-to-drink varieties Lively Yuzu and Cool Coconut in Indonesia will feature paper straws. From this time, Malaysia will also start implementing paper straws for its Milo UHT 125ml drink packs. These changes alone will avoid the use of a total of 70 million plastic straws across the two countries in a year’s time.