A series of environmental protection activities attract Vietnamese students

Turning plastic bottles into flower pots, wrapping paper as materials for making skirts… are the creations of children when participating in the program initiated by Nestlé Milo.

Raise environmental awareness

In order to encourage students to build green consumption habits and recycle materials, the Nestlé Milo brand has accompanied the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Departments of Education and Training across the country to launch the Month. action “Say no to single-use plastic”.

Accordingly, schools can choose any week by themselves to launch an emulation movement between blocks and classes. Under the guidance of the homeroom teacher, students are encouraged to practice using environmentally friendly products such as stainless steel straws and water bottles to replace single-use plastic products.

In parallel, there are two contests to help young people raise awareness and act for the environment, attracting a total of more than 1,500 entries. In the contest “Comic content creation – Paper Straw Agent” taking place from November 1 to 15, students of grades 1-2 colored, drew and created content according to the series. The painting of the same name was published by Nestlé Milo in association with the Environment and Resource Communication Center. And grade 3 and above can unleash their creativity to write the content of the dialogues and narrations of the characters in the weekly themed comics. During the contest, the character of the Paper Straw Agent became a close friend to the students, conveying stories about the environment and green consumption habits in a close and realistic way.

Some works participated in the contest “Creative Content Creation of the Paper Straw Agent”. Photo: BTC

As for the “Creating recycling model” contest, which took place from November 15 to 30, the children used a lot of discarded items at home to recycle into other useful products. Many interesting works have been born here such as a potted plant made from a discarded water bottle by baby Bao Tran (class 1A7, La Khe primary school); the dress with the size that the owner can wear by Dieu Linh (class 2A1, Khuong Dinh primary school); A vivid animal-shaped pen holder made from the scraps of Huu Anh (grade 2, primary school A, Van Dien town)…

The dress made from recycled materials of Dieu Linh, class 2A1, Khuong Dinh Primary School (Hanoi) is one of the contest models that surprised her creativity.  Photo: BTC

The dress made from recycled materials of Dieu Linh, class 2A1, Khuong Dinh Primary School (Hanoi) is one of the contest models that surprised her creativity. Photo: BTC

From recyclable items such as packaging, milk cartons, cartons, the children have come up with ideas and implemented their own inventions at home. “Giving discarded items to have a new ‘life’ helps children reduce waste, and especially understand the meaning of recycling. The children are not only creative but also care more about the environment, demanding Ask the whole family to protect the environment,” shared Ms. Thu Hong, a parent whose child participated in the contest.

Nestlé Milo and the journey for environmental sustainability

Action month “Say no to single-use plastic” and two main contests are the next phase in the framework of “Say no to plastic straws” campaign launched by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in June, also with the companionship of Nestlé Milo.

The campaign has received a positive response from many young people and influencers such as player Do Hung Dung, runner-up Phuong Nga. “As a fan of milk teas, Russia used to use plastic cups and plastic straws before. Now, having understood and become more aware of the harmful effects of single-use plastic waste, Russia supports brands that use plastic waste. use green solutions and environmentally friendly paper straws”, shared the runner-up.

Environmental activities in Vietnam are not outside the vision of the global Nestlé corporation: By 2025, 100% of Nestlé’s packaging will be recyclable or reusable. This is the commitment that goes along with the vision “None of Nestlé’s packaging, including plastic packaging, should be landfilled or become waste”.

Students in Ho Chi Minh City participated in the Green Journey Contest - Regeneration of milk cartons, creating a new life for used milk cartons at the end of 2020. Photo: Nestlé Milo

Students in Ho Chi Minh City participated in the contest “Green journey – Regeneration of milk cartons”, creating a new “life” for used milk cartons at the end of 2020. Photo: Nestlé Milo

Continuing with activities to help the young generation raise environmental awareness, before that, from October to December 2020, Nestlé Milo, together with Tetra Pak and Revival Waste, organized the contest “Green journey -” for the first time. Rebirth of milk cartons” at nearly 400 kindergartens and primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City, with the response of 280,000 students.

Participating in the contest, children formed the habit of collecting and recycling milk cartons with 4 steps: Pushing the straw inward; Open the box ears; Clean up; Collection and recycling. This is a series of simple, quick, and easy-to-remember action steps that help children easily dispose of used milk cartons, sort them for collection and recycling. After being properly collected, the milk cartons will be made into garbage and sporting goods sorting bins. This message “4 simple steps to regenerate milk cartons” has also appeared on the packaging of Nestlé Milo instant drinks since 2019 to raise awareness of environmental protection and contribute to building a green planet.

In May 2020, Nestlé Milo signed a cooperation agreement with the Central Youth Union to build and install 30 playgrounds “Dynamic Vietnam” with sports equipment recycled from milk cartons across the country. .

Many Vietnam Dynamic Playgrounds are made from milk cartons and old tires that are installed nationwide by Nestlé MILO.  Photo: Nestlé Milo.

Many “Dynamic Vietnam” playgrounds made from milk cartons and old tires have been deployed and installed nationwide by Nestlé Milo. Photo: Nestlé Milo.

In parallel with calling for cooperation to protect the environment from the community, the brand switched to paper straws on all instant drink products from May 2021, replacing conventional plastic straws. Nestlé Milo estimates the total number of paper straws used each year when reconnected is equivalent to 178,750km, more than 54 times the length of Vietnam’s coastline (3,260km), helping to reduce nearly 700 tons of plastic waste each year.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet, Milo and Dairy Product Manager at Nestlé Vietnam shared: “Over 25 years of accompanying generations of Vietnamese children and students, Nestlé Milo is concerned with the mission of creating innovative products. a dynamic and green playground for children to be free to exercise and develop comprehensively.. Today’s small but practical actions will create great positive effects in the future, if we all work together. environmental action.”

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