Environmentally Friendly Product Life Cycles

We focus on environmental friendliness throughout a product's life cycle, from planning through disposal.

Reducing the Environmental Impact of Packaging

Meiji Co., Ltd. and associated Group companies conduct a Paper Drink Carton Recycling Campaign twice per year. The purpose of the campaign is to remind employees of the importance of sorting and recycling paper cartons. Recycling collection boxes are set up and employees are encouraged to dispose of their paper milk cartons appropriately. Each year the percentage of employees participating increases. At present, approximately 80% of employees participate in the campaigns.

A paper carton collection box
A paper carton collection box
Message to those recycling: “Thank you for recycling”
Message to those recycling: “Thank you for recycling”

3Rs for Home-Delivery Milk Bottles

In Japan, Meiji Co., Ltd. delivers milk to approximately 2.6 million homes. The returnable milk bottles used for home delivery need to be lightweight and strong so that they can be used multiple times. We have recently improved our bottles to make them even stronger and lighter. The weight for a 200 ml bottle has been reduced to 180g, while durability has been increased to allow for three times as many uses. If bottles become scratched they can be crushed for use as raw materials for new bottles.

3Rs for Home-Delivery Milk Bottles