We focus on environmental friendliness throughout a product's life cycle, from planning through disposal.
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 85% of employees participate in the campaigns.
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.
We are minimizing containers and packaging to use precious resources with zero waste.
Kinoko no Yama, Takenoko no Sato
Reduced thickness of internal packaging by 5 μm, reducing resource usage volume by approximately 9% and annual use by 7.5 tons.
Meiji Probio Yogurt, Drink type
We are advancing weight reductions for PET bottles. Compared to prior to the integration of new facilities, PET resin usage volume has been reduced by up to approximately 24% per bottle.
Change since integration of new facilities in 2015.
Drinking milk, Meiji Oishii Gyunyu 900ml
We use paper manufactured from forests certified as being appropriately managed (FSC® Certification).