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CPF to reduce plastic in its packaging

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Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) considers design of packaging as one of the factor to help reduce environmental impacts.

Posted on Aug 08 ,06:42

CPF to reduce plastic in its packaging

The company has changed from petroleum-based plastic “Polyethylene Terephthalate” (PET) to plant-based and biodegradable packing “Polylactic Acid” (PLA) in food products particularly fresh chicken and pork, the first time in Thailand. This transformation reduced greenhouse gas emission 83% and equivalent to the switching off 12 million electric lights in one hour. 

During 2007-2017, The company’s paper and plastic usage was reduced by more than 2,315 tons or equivalent to greenhouse gas reduction of 131,361 tons CO2.

 

In addition, the company’s fast food business ‘Chester’ shop has also serviced customer in the shop with melamine plate, stainless steel spoon and glass (no plastic glass) since started operation for more than 30 years. It is the only one fast food to provide such service. It also created its own washing system with hygiene practices under food safety standards. This is to encourage consumer to realize more on environment save. The company also campaigns to less consume ‘single used plastic’ and develop new packaging that save environment and consumer.

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