Plastic waste reduction: Japanese manufacturers are working to reduce plastic waste September 12 at 4:33 a.m.
As the movement to reduce plastic waste is spreading due to environmental considerations such as measures against marine pollution, efforts are becoming active among companies, such as joint recycling of detergent remeassing containers and canceling packaging of products using plastic.
Kao and Lion, major daily necessities companies, will jointly develop recycling technology to collect re-order containers such as detergents and shampoos and re-produce the same containers.
Plastic reordering containers, like plastic bottles made of a single material, are difficult to recycle because they are mixed with multiple materials, and are now incinerated.
The two companies will develop technologies to separate and recycle materials, aiming to create a mechanism to collect and recycle used containers by 2025.
Sony, on the other hand, has decided to stop packaging plastic products in small products such as newly developed earphones by fiscal 2025, and to reduce usage by 10% for large-scale products.
As there is a global movement to reduce plastic waste due to environmental considerations such as measures against marine pollution, efforts are becoming more active among Japanese manufacturers.