NineSigma has partnered with The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences, and Sight and Life, DSM's nutrition think tank to help Scientists Without Borders find more sustainable packaging for micronutrient powders (MNP).
According to the firm, the existing packaging is composed of aluminum, PET and polyethylene, surrounding one gram of powdered vitamins and minerals that is not recyclable or destroyable.
Scientists Without Borders has sought a new feasible and cost-effective packaging solution for MNPs from small businesses, inventors and researchers across the globe.
The firm said it is centering efforts on fighting malnutrition by adopting NineSigma’s proven technology.
NineSigma senior program manager Dr Al Malouf said it is looking forward to develop more sustainable packaging for MNPs through innovation experience, by working with Scientists Without Borders.
"Our goal is to enable MNPs to have a broader reach, while reducing environmental impact," Malouf added.