Nestle Philippines and the Philippines Department of Science and Technology (DoST) have entered into a collaborative agreement to research on sustainable packaging.
Apart from sustainable packaging, the 2 partners will also work together in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct research on nutrition and health, and food safety.
Nestle aims to engage in sustainable production practices by encouraging responsible consumption through food, which is expected to use compostable and biodegradable packaging materials.
The latest joint effort will also be supported by DoST’s research agency Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) which aims to accelerate the manufacturing of kraft paperboard and some other similar materials using the plant cellulose nanofibres for packaging. Products that can be made from plant cellulose include facial tissues, toilet paper and disposable napkins among others.
ITDI Director Annabelle Briones said, “We will also be developing other recyclable packaging technologies using bioplastic or thermoplastic starch composite from cassava.”