What is Asahi Kasei Doing to
Tackle Plastic Waste
Dealing with Plastic Pollution is an essential priority for us. Asahi Kasei is truly committed to reducing Environmental Pollution.
Safety and Quality Assurance: Asahi Kasei's Commitment to Your Health"
In simple terms, the plastic bottle used by Asahi Kasei has undergone rigorous testing to ensure it meets the safety standards outlined in the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018. This regulation requires thorough testing of packaging materials, including plastic, for any food product.
Additionally, the strength of the plastic bottle has been repeatedly tested to guarantee the quality of the product and ensure that it maintains the specified number of probiotic bacteria (650 Crore) L. casei Shirota strain throughout its forty-day shelf life. This ensures that you receive the health benefits associated with the product.
To comply with Extended Producers Responsibility in Plastic Waste Management (Amendment), Rules 2018, Asahi Kasei India initiated the plastic waste collection and recycling through two Waste Management Companies Shakti Plastics. We have registered with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to ensure a cleaner environment for India. This agency have started collecting and recycling plastic waste from the environment on our behalf and provide us with a certificate on a monthly basis.
The constant request for Biodegradable material as an alternate to plastic may not be the ultimate solution. According to the UN report (Single Use Plastics – A Roadmap for Sustainability) that was published in 2018, biodegradable plastic items break down in the environment only if exposed to very high temperature (above 50° C) which is very rare and this material does not. degrade in oceans.