In order to ensure efficient closed-loop post-consumption packaging management, TBR sends sorted post-consumption packaging directly to intended users, such as manufacturers and recyclers.
Glass contributes to the highest volume of key packaging material consumption at ThaiBev. It is used to package various products, including white spirits, blended spirits, whisky, brandy, beer, carbonated soft drink, drinking water, etc. In FY2021, ThaiBev reused over 1,277 million glass bottles, and collected 207,688 tons of cullet to be recycled. The amount collected is equivalent to 82 percent of returnable glass bottle products sold by the company in Thailand.
PERCENTAGE OF GLASS PACKAGING RETRIEVED
PERCENTAGE OF PAPER PACKAGING RETRIEVED
CAN 2 CAN
In 2019, ThaiBev has initiated the “Can 2 Can” project, a cooperative effort between ThaiBev and its direct supplier, the aluminum can manufacturer, and an indirect supplier, the aluminum sheet manufacturer. Since the program started, 3,760 tons of aluminum cans have been retrieved which amounts to 250 million cans have been retrieved through this closed-loop packaging management scheme. This initiative enable ThaiBev to increase the use of recycled material in our packaging and ensure that recyclable packaging is actually recycled. Currently, the recycled content of aluminum can use in ThaiBevs production is, on average, 61% by weight.
of aluminum cans sold in FY2021 were retrieved for recycling (by weight)
To further our commitment on ensuring that recyclable are actually recycled, TBR signed an MOU on “Transparency of Aluminum Can Closed-Loop Recycling” which aims to establish a fully integrated recycling system used aluminum can in Thailand. In order to increase the efficiency of collection and sorting process to improve the quality of used aluminum cans. As well as increasing the recycling rate and the proportion of recycled content in aluminum cans production. ThaiBev also promote recycling of used beverage can through to consumers by advertising ‘Aluminium Loop’ on one of our products, Chakulza, carbonated green tea, and est cola, carbonated soft drinks. More information on aluminium loop