Eat your packaging: Nestlé launches edible fork for Maggi cup noodles

Eat your packaging: Nestlé launches edible fork for Maggi cup noodles

Sustainability

Nestlé has launched a limited-edition plant-based fork for its Maggi cup noodles in India.

Developed in partnership with a local startup, Nestlé's R&D centre in India designed a two-piece edible fork made from wheat flour and salt. This innovative fork ensures functionality while preserving the nutritional value and taste of the noodles.

This project is part of Nestlé's ongoing efforts to reduce plastic usage in packaging. The company focuses on redesigning accessories such as straws, cups, and cutlery, simplifying packaging materials, scaling reusable and refillable systems, and exploring alternative packaging materials across various product categories.

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Gerhard Niederreiter, Head of Nestlé's Institute of Packaging Sciences, says: At Nestlé, we continuously explore different types of alternative sustainable packaging solutions that ensure food safety, consumer experience, and product taste and quality. In this case, our packaging experts developed a unique alternative fork that built on our scientific expertise across different kinds of food-grade packaging materials and shapes.

Additionally, Nestlé's R&D teams in Nutrition and China are testing a patented paper scoop for adult milk powders in China. This design, which includes a flat foldable scoop and metal cap, aims to eliminate plastic entirely from the packaging.

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