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Supermarkets, stores move towards eco-friendly packaging

By The Nation

 

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With department stores striving to move away from plastic waste, eco-friendly packaging made from paper pulp and plants instead of foam and plastic has increased by an encouraging 30 per cent.

 

Siriporn Dechsingha, Deputy Chief Executive of Corporate Communication at Siam Makro, recently launched the project “Say Hi to Bio, Say No to Foam: Using eco-friendly products to save the world” at its branches in 13 tourist destinations,

 

 

“We have so far distributed 80 per cent of non-bio packaging and products, and 20 per cent of bio packaging. We expect that the ratio of bio packaging will increase continually.”

 

Siriporn added that Makro is working with business partners to produce packaging from pulp lite and plant fibre as well as hybrid or semi bio packaging from plastic and paper that reduces plastic content by 60 per cent.

 

“Moreover, we will introduce new eco-friendly package designs every six months to add alternatives for customers with the aim of reducing our use of plastic by 100,000 kilograms per year,” said Siriporn

 

Meanwhile, director of operations of Tesco Lotus Salila Sihapan said that the supermarket chain has increased new eco-friendly single-use and reusable packaging by 20 per cent.

 

“Tesco Lotus has cooperated with SCG to develop and distribute single-use packaging products under the brands Fest and Grace which are made from eco-friendly materials in its hyper market branches nationwide. We also distribute cloth bags and shopping bags for use instead of plastic bags” said Salila.

 

Big C is also moving forward with its plans to reduce 100 million plastic bags in the next five years, according to its deputy chief executive Vipada Duangratana, who says the company also is aims to stop using foam packaging in all branches by the next year.

 

“Big C has developed packaging from natural material such as leaf sheaths of banana tree to pack vegetables instead of using foam package in 25 branches and plan to expand this to all branches nationwide.” said Vipada.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30377342

 

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On the way to BKK last week I stopped at the Service Station and got a McD meal ... as long as I can remember, the drink cups were all kind of stronger paper cups ... this time the coke cups were full solid plastic. Some are going backwards ...

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Siriporn Dechsingha, Deputy Chief Executive of Corporate Communication at Siam Makro, recently launched the project “Say Hi to Bio, Say No to Foam: Using eco-friendly products to save the world” at its branches in 13 tourist destinations,

That's great, but why are they limiting it to 13 "tourist" locations/branches, when they've got nearly 100 in Thailand?

Is it because they can only imagine ferangs being interested, or is there some other valid reasoning? Why not the entire 100 branches?

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9 hours ago, rooster59 said:

 

Siriporn Dechsingha, Deputy Chief Executive of Corporate Communication at Siam Makro, recently launched the project “Say Hi to Bio, Say No to Foam: Using eco-friendly products to save the world” at its branches in 13 tourist destinations,

Great, come up with an idea what to do to reduce / eliminate the plastic bags you use to pack meat, fruit, vegetables, bread and so on!
Convince your suppliers to pack the goods more effectively!

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Interestingly the fresh vegetables that Rimping now offer wrapped in banana leaves seem to stay fresh longer than those in plastic! Gets my vote. And I always carry reusable fabric bags so no need for plastic of any kind. Just wash them frequently if you carry fresh meat in them. Going back to the 1940s is not the difficult.

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This might be what your new paper beer bottle looks like...

 

Carlsberg har udviklet to prototyper til ølflasker af papir, som selskabet vil offentliggøre på klimamødet C40 i København. Thomas Rockall Muus, Carlsberg/Free

 

It was presented October 10th. It's a not a final version, but a test "so far", made in co-operation with Coca Cola, L'Oréal, and The Absolut Company (Absolut Vodka).

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why would you want to have paper beer bottles if glass is the most recycleble thing there is....

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6 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

why would you want to have paper beer bottles if glass is the most recycleble thing there is....

To be "seen" to be green is the most important part of the green marketing movements. If a company doesn't change their packaging the "movement" will think they aren't being "green" enough.

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15 hours ago, 30la said:

Great, come up with an idea what to do to reduce / eliminate the plastic bags you use to pack meat, fruit, vegetables, bread and so on!
Convince your suppliers to pack the goods more effectively!

Saw an advertisement on Discovery channel the other day for no plastic bags. It showed a eco-smart young lady presenting her cloth carry bag at the checkout for the groceries. What made me laugh was when she presented her fruit it was in plastic bags (as we do in a supermarket).

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On 10/13/2019 at 7:13 AM, rooster59 said:

“We have so far distributed 80 per cent of non-bio packaging and products, and 20 per cent of bio packaging. We expect that the ratio of bio packaging will increase continually.”

A step in the right direction, maybe Thailand is catching on that things have to change for a better environment. Soon a "green" marketing strategy will be the "In thing" with new bio-packaging.

 

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