Sustainable recycling of containers and packaging
We will continue to reduce the weight of containers and packaging, use recycled materials and biomass, and develop new containers and services.
- Achieved 100% use of FSC-certified paper for all paper containers in the Japan alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages businesses.
- Expanded use of “R100 PET bottles” made from 100% recycled PET resin to cover Kirin Nama-cha and Kirin Nama-cha Hoji Sencha. Also began selling no label products.
- With the aim of creating a “society that continuously circulates PET bottles,” we have begun technical studies on PET recycling using chemical recycling in a joint project with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. As part of our aim to create a resource circulation system, we began trialing the collection of used PET bottles at convenience stores.
- Joined the “Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW),” an industry-funded NGO.