Nine companies from the consumer goods sector and packaging industry has formed Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO Vietnam) to promote the collection and recycling of packaging among members, reported VnExpress.net. The nine companies are:
- TH Group
- Coca-Cola Vietnam
- Friesland Campina Vietnam
- La Vie
- Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam
- Tetra Pak
- Universal Robina Corporation
The goal is to ensure all packaging materials produced by members of PRO Vietnam will be collected and recycled by 2030.
The collaboration among leading players in the FMCG space is crucial in order to find a long lasting solution to tackle environmental degradation caused by plastic waste especially single-use plastic. At the moment, brands are working on eco-friendly initiatives on their own.
The problem is not just affecting FMCG players but also foodservice especially with the increase in the popularity of food apps and the use of excessive plastic packaging to protect the food from damaged or spilled while being delivered to consumers.