The food and drink manufacturing monster Nestle, has announced plans to switch from the plastic packaging to paper on its chocolate and wafer brand KitKat.
Nestle pledged to go completely plastic-free with their chocolate-covered wafer bar by 2025.
It is a part of their aim that KitKat will be wrapped in paper instead of the traditional glossy red plastic.
The Japanese strand of the global KitKat brand has already announced its new paper packaging this September.
KitKat first launched in the UK in 1935 as ‘Chocolate Crisp’. The KitKat brand name and logo was introduced on pack in 1937.
KitKat is available in more than 80 countries.
It is to be noted that plastic pollution affects, living organisms, particularly marine animals, wildlife, wildlife habitat and humans.
Plastic pollution not even effect land but waterways and oceans too. It is estimated that 1.1 to 8.8 million metric tons (MT) of plastic waste enters the ocean from coastal communities each year.
The south-east Asian country is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic, with Thais using up to 3,000 single-use plastic bags each per year, whether for wrapping street food, takeaway coffee or packing groceries.