Sustainability

With consideration for the global environment, Takemoto Packaging has implemented a policy of sustainable growth.

Using the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) as a foundation of this policy, we have focused on the development of recycled PET, the use of biomass plastics and refillable containers, product refills and flexible pouches.

4 Environmental Initiatives

Recycled PET

1. Recycled PET

We have developed recycled PET containers in order to promote and increase the recycling of used products.

The PET drink bottles collected by local governments in Japan are separated, pulverized, washed and turned into raw materials for the production of new containers.

Used PET Drink bottles collected in Japan are high quality and the resulting PET has become internationally recognized as a viable raw material.

As consumers have separated and recycled the products themselves, our recycled PET initiative is a clear and simple way to communicate the direct and positive impact that consumers can have on the environment.

Bio-Polyethylene – Bio-PET

2. Biomass Plastic (Bio-Polyethylene – Bio-PET)

We make use of non-petroleum-based raw materials in order to reduce the consumption of finite fossil fuels.

These plastics are vegetable-based, produced from raw materials derived from sugarcane.

The raw material is produced from a by-product of the sugar making process, meaning that the process is not in competition with food production.

Furthermore, as sugarcane uses CO2 as it grows, its use results in lower CO2 emissions than the use of fossil-fuel plastics.

The result is products that benefit the environment and humanity.

Replacement refills and refillable containers

3. Replacement refills and refillable containers

We have developed reusable containers and containers that reduce waste in order to cut the consumption of resources.

Containers, or fittings such as sprayers and dispensers in the case of replacement refills, are used repeatedly. This has a two-fold ecological benefit as not only the use but also the disposal of plastic is reduced.

4. ECO2

We have developed containers that produce lower CO2 emissions when incinerated through techniques such as the use of alternative raw materials.

This series has been developed bearing in mind that plastic container manufacturers must face the fact that carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions are thought to be one of main causes of global warming.

While containers have many special characteristics in terms of design and decoration, their use is often short-lived and a high ratio of these products are incinerated, especially in Japan.

This being the case, additives have been added to plastic resins that reduce CO2 emissions in the process of incineration.