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Datu Puti gets plastic neutral certification

Oct 21, 2021

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CONDIMENTS manufacturer and distributor NutriAsia partnered with Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX) in its efforts to promote sustainability, and now its Datu Puti brand has been given a plastic neutrality certification from PCX.

The move to make the entire Datu Puti product line plastic neutral is not just meant to reduce the impact plastic has on the environment, but to inspire Filipinos to make more sustainable lifestyle choices through the products they support.

“Datu Puti has been a part of many Filipinos’ lives for decades, which is why it was best to start with it as a pioneer brand in sustainability. This puts Datu Puti in a prime position of being a catalyst and a leader of positive change toward a more sustainable world, helping fellow Filipinos adopt a more environment-friendly lifestyle through the products we offer,” said Mario Mendoza, NutriAsia’s Broad Culinary Marketing Group head, in a statement.

Achieving plastic neutrality entails calculating the plastic usage in Datu Puti’s bottles, bottle caps, cap seals, and stand-up pouches, then, through PCX, diverting an equivalent amount of post-consumer plastic from nature. The collected plastic is transformed into an alternative source of energy for creating cement and other products. This provides a more sustainable way of managing plastic waste.

“The problem of plastic waste is a concern that we simply cannot take on alone. We congratulate NutriAsia on their important decision and milestone of achieving plastic neutrality with Datu Puti, and we at PCX are happy that the company has chosen to partner with us and take up this noble advocacy,” said Nanette Medved-Po, founder of PCX.

Since 2014, NutriAsia has been active in sustainability projects like Datu Puti’s Jumbohalang Tambalan, Refill Revolution in partnership with the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, BYOB (Bring Your Own Bote), the  NutriAsia EcoStation, and Select & Collect. — MAPS