Kotmale has introduced a paper spoon to their yoghurt range replacing the plastic spoon, which is a first in the dairy industry.
These spoons are made of biodegradable material, significantly reducing the amount of plastic usage in the manufacturing process and taking Kotmale a step further in their endeavors to safeguard the environment.
Waste plastic has become one of the most pressing environmental issues in Sri Lanka as businesses and factories have increased the production and usage of plastic over the last few years. From a user’s point of view, plastics are durable, light and versatile.
The down side however is that they take, up to over 400 years to completely decompose. This impacts the environment significantly if actions are not taken to reduce usage and manage waste plastic removal, in a more efficient and effective manner.
Recognizing this situation and falling in line with the Cargills Group’s commitment in terms of sustainability, Kotmale took up a challenge to redirect their operations and value chain by integrating sustainability to their manufacturing processthrough the introduction of new plastic free initiatives. This initiative of replacing the plastic spoon with paper acts as a catalyst in reducing plastic pollution.
Kotmale has become one of Sri Lanka’s national dairy brands contributing to the nourishment of the country and strengthening the local dairy farming community. Today, Kotmale has established itself as the largest private sector collector of fresh milk, collecting over 180,000 litres on a daily basis, working with over 17,000 small-scale dairy farmers’ island wide and generating over Rs.5.2 billion of direct income annually for the Sri Lankan dairy farming community.
Kotmale is a fully owned subsidiary of Cargills (Ceylon) PLC and it saves foreign exchange by sourcing and locally manufacturing value added dairy products.< Go Back