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Japanese KitKats Ditch Plastic For Paper Packaging That Can Be Used For Origami

PHOTO: Nestlé Japan

Whenever someone goes to Japan for vacation, more often than not, their chosen pasalubong for family, friends, and officemates is the same: KitKat. Everyone can probably agree that KitKats are never a bad idea, and the ones from Japan are *extra* special. They have more variety when it comes to flavors, and the packaging is also more beautiful. 

Now, there's a third reason to love Japanese KitKats because at the end of September, they'll be swapping their plastic wrappers for paper ones. Nestle Japan made the announcement on their website

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This move is in line with Nestle's "ambition to make 100 percent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025." The new paper wrapper will make its debut via KitKat's larger products: 

KitKat Mini Original


KitKat Mini Otona no Amasa

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KitKat Mini Otona no Amasa Matcha

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KitKat Mini Otona no Amasa Strong Matcha

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Here is the KitKat Original pack with paper wrapper, which can be found in convenience stores. 

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People are encouraged to write on these wrappers and use them for origami to give to loved ones. 

Source: Nestle Japan, Japan Today

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