DyDo Group Holdings

Environment

Efforts toward Reduction of the Environmental Burden through Containers

Efforts to Collect More Used Containers

As part of our efforts to work on the issue of marine plastic waste and the effective use of natural resources, we have been establishing a system for route drivers to quickly collect used containers from recycle bins, which are installed next to beverage vending machines, when filling the machines with beverages.

We keep the areas around our vending machines clean and tidy so that consumers can comfortably use the machines. We also strive to prevent scattering of PET bottles, which may end up getting into the ocean, and to increase the recycling rate of PET bottles.

FY 2020 Voluntary collection rate 86.8%
*1 Calculated as the weight of collected containers divided by that of shipped containers
*2 Source: Changes in collection rate released by the Council for PET Bottle Recycling
To achieve 100% of the empty‐container collection rate by 2030
Empty-container collection rate: collection implemented in collaboration with other companies is included
Calculation basis: weight of the relevant containers collected / weight of the relevant containers shipped
Relevant containers: plastic bottles, glass bottles, aluminum cans and steel cans
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Efforts toward 100% effective use of recycled PET bottles

This video shows why PET bottles are collected separately from the other trash and what they are recycled into.

Produced by the Japan Soft Drink Association (JSDA)

Promoting “Bottle to Bottle,” DyDo’s Initiative to Recycle PET Bottles

Waka-Gokochi Series Citrus Lemon
Waka-Gokochi Series Citrus Lemon (on sale September 6, 2021)
*Example of a product made from recycled PET bottles

The PET (polyethylene terephthalate) containers used for PET bottle beverages are made with plastic materials that are suitable for recycling.
Over the years, we have recycled used PET bottles for a variety of purposes. However, in order to effectively use limited resources and create a recycling-oriented society, we are promoting “Bottle to Bottle,” an initiative to recycle used PET bottles back into PET bottles. Through this initiative, we can help reduce the use of fossil-derived resources and CO2emissions.

Reduce the use of fossil-derived resources Reduce CO2 emissions
CO2emissions reduction effect of 56% to 63%
(From the website of a company that manufactures and sells recycled PET resin)

There are two major challenges we face in promoting our “Bottle to Bottle” initiative.

(1) Ensuring that used PET bottles are collected in clean conditions
DyDo is promoting a collection rate of 100% for empty containers by 2030 and attaching stickers to empty container recycling boxes to prevent foreign objects or substances from being thrown in under our Love the Earth project.

(2) Increasing the transparency of recycled PET resin
Used PET bottles are washed to remove foreign objects or substances and cycled into recycled PET bottles that maintain proven levels of safety and quality. However, repeated use may affect the color of the PET resin, causing it to take on a yellowish cast. This is an issue that we must resolve in the future together with our partners and through technological improvements.

sticker
To achieve a sustainable plastic container recycling of 60% or more by 2030

Efforts to Use Lighter and Thinner Cans

For canned coffee—one of DyDo DRINCO’s major products, the company uses new model TULC cans, which are the lightest steel cans of the same size in Japan. The steel cans for 185-gram coffee weigh 50% less than 33 years ago.

Furthermore, use of the new model TULC cans has contributed to less environmental load. Developed with the most advanced technologies, these lightest steel cans in Japan cause less carbon dioxide emissions when manufactured and do not require water when processed, which almost eliminates the solid waste generated during rinsing water treatment.

The steel cans for 185-gram coffee weigh 50% less than 32 years ago

DyDo DRINCO's mainstay product is canned coffee, and steel cans are used to reduce environmental impact in manufacturing.
The recycle rate for steel cans in FY2019 was 93.3%.

Steel can recycling rate by year
Source: Japan Steel Can Recycling Association
SDGs 13
The SDG targets related to our efforts on this page:
13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
SDGs 14
14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.