Symrise Pet Food Thailand will start its operations concering the company’s long-term zero-plastic waste policy in Asia Pacific. Symrise wants to reduce plastic through the whole value chain.
Symrise could already save 9% plastic per ton by increasing the IBC‘s (intermediate bulk containers) capacity and replacing wood pallets instead of plastic ones.
To fight the biggest plastic cause, Symrise will elate its customers to rather buy bigger packs than smaller ones.
“The APAC region is generating 60% of the world’s plastic waste. It is important for us to anticipate restrictions on the consumption of single-use plastics and the use of micro-plastics by 2030, by raising awareness among all our employees,” the company explained.
Furthermore, the company is cooperating with the project team Second Life, that support the initiation of circular plastic supply chains to clean the oceans. The overall aim is to recycle that amount of plastic waste, that the company used in the year before.
Referring to a World Wildlife Fund report that said there would be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050, Symrise wants all companys to prevent this cenario.
Symrise also wants its subsidiaries in China and Australia to follow the policy by the upcoming year.
rePurpose Global and 20 pet food brands collaborated for plastic reduction in packaging, supply chains and finance in a campaign in March.
Only in the United States, the pet food industry causes 300 million pounds of plastic waste per year using non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle materials. 99% of all pet food packages that reach landfills or oceans.
After acquiring pet food producers Diana Pet Food, ADF/IsoNova and Schaffelaarbos, Symrise Pet Food was established as a division of Symrise. In July, the company has conclided the Chinese company Wing Pet Food
original article – petfoodindustry.com