Nestlé introduces plastic packaging made from sugarcane


Swiss food giant Nestlé is launching lids and spoons made from sugarcane, and use this renewable material for its NAN baby food and medical nutrition products.


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According to Nestlé, bioplastic has the same characteristics and functionality as conventional plastic packaging, without compromising on the high requirements for hygiene and freshness. A major advantage of sugar cane in comparison to fossil fuels is that it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.


Nestlé is already implementing the new packaging in Belgium and Luxembourg for its baby food label NAN. The company plans to expand this new material to several other medical food products later this year.


"The development of sustainable and innovative packaging plays an important role in our aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Bioplastic packaging made from sugarcane is an excellent example of how we can use renewable plant resources to develop better alternatives to traditional plastics. In doing so, we are also ensuring our products maintain a high level of safety and quality," CEO Michel Mersch of Nestlé Belgilux said.