Kirin Holdings Company, which specialises in global beverages, has established a plastic policy for its Kirin Group division in an aim to use 50% recycled plastic in PET materials for its domestic businesses by 2027.
Kirin Group said that its goals were set to address the production of plastic containers, packaging, and other containers to promote sustainability and propel the circulation of such resources.
The policy involves the promotion of recycling PET bottles – the group says it has been using recycled resin as part of the materials for the production of bottles. The portion of PET bottles to use recycled materials is set at 50% for 2027 as detailed in its Kirin Group Plastic Policy.
The group also mentioned working alongside national and local governments to establish efficient collection methods for the reuse of PET bottles.
The policy further outlines how efforts will be made to reduce the use of single-use plastic, replacing these materials with other reusable options.
Adding to this, Kirin Group set out to reduce the weight of PET bottles in order to promote the sustainability of raw materials. The company said they are also looking into biodegradable options such as non-edible plants, lowering the reliance on petroleum resources. This will then further reduce environmental impacts.
The group’s participation in educational programs promoting plastic recycling will also be part of the policy alongside programs such as coastal cleanup activities. If taken, these concrete actions will solidify the company’s standing in terms of environmental sustainability.
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