Dow, Royal Umbrella collaborate to reduce carbon dioxide emissions with improved packaging
The collaboration utilizes Dow's sustainable packaging solution INNATE and down-gauging technology
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Thailand based Dow (DOW) recently announced its collaboration with Royal Umbrella and Prepack, Thai leading flexible packaging producer under SCG Packaging (SCGP), to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by optimizing plastic resin used in rice bags as well as reducing energy use in production.
The collaboration utilizes Dow's sustainable packaging solution INNATE and down-gauging technology. The new recyclable rice bags will be launched in 2021 in response to consumers' demand for environmental-friendly packaging and to address the partners' sustainability goals.
Royal Umbrella's developmental packaging is Thailand's first brand to use multi-layer, mono-material polyethylene rice bags made from Dow's innovative INNATE precision packaging resins. In spite of a reduction in thickness, packaging made with Dow's resins will be stronger.
"In the initial phase, it is anticipated that 300 metric tons of plastics will be reduced which is equivalent to eliminating 600 metric tons of carbon or planting more than 237 acres of trees. Not only are the mono-material polyethylene bags easy to recycle, but Royal Umbrella also encourages its consumers to separate their waste," said Chatchai Luanpolcharoenchai, Dow Thailand President.
Consumers can drop off Royal Umbrella's rice bags at the nearest recycling bins or donate them at more than 350 ‘Mue Wised x Won’ plastic bag drop points by PPP Plastics in leading department stores in Thailand.