Suntory uses 100% recycled aluminium cans

Suntory Spirits Ltd. will be using the world’s first 100% recycled aluminium can in its limited editions of The Premium Malt’s CO2 Reduction Can (350ml, 5.5% ABV) and The Premium Malt’s (Kaoru) Ale CO2 Reduction Can (350ml, 6% ABV).

The beverages will be available in stores nationwide in Japan in a limited amount.

This first of its kind 100% recycled aluminum can was jointly developed by UACJ Corporation and Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. and emits 60% less CO2 compared to when creating a regular aluminum can.

“We are delighted that the three companies were able to take on the challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain and achieve this goal,” said Masaaki Fujiwara, Deputy Division COO, Sustainability Management Division Leader at Suntory Holdings. 

“We will continue to work together with all members of the value chain and promote various initiatives to realise a circular society.”

As a global beverage company supported by the blessings of nature such as water and agricultural products, the Suntory Group has been aiming to realise a sustainable society with its corporate mission “To create harmony with people and nature”. 

In order to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the entire value chain by 2050, the Suntory Group has set a goal to halve GHG emission in its direct operations and reduce by 30% across the entire value chain by 2030.

For packaging and containers, the Suntory Group considers its environmental impact throughout the entire product life cycle, from product design to transportation and recycling after consumption, and works to promote a circular economy. 

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