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JAL (Joint release) JAL, Nippon Paper Industries, and Tokan Kogyo realize horizontal recycling of “paper cup to paper cup”

(Joint release) JAL, Nippon Paper Industries, and Tokan Kogyo realize horizontal recycling of “paper cup to paper cup”
~From June 1st, we will be offering paper cups made from paper cups separated and collected on board for a limited time~
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May 30, 2024 Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Co., Ltd. Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Head office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Mitsuko Tottori, hereinafter “JAL”), Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Toru Nozawa, hereinafter referred to as “Nippon Paper”), Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Head office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President), a consolidated subsidiary of Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. : Toshiya Kasai (hereinafter referred to as “Tokan Kogyo”) has realized “paper cup to paper cup” horizontal recycling, which recycles used beverage paper cups that are separated and collected onboard aircraft into new paper cups. This is the first resource recycling initiative in Japan to collect used paper cups, recycle them, and recycle them into new paper cups. (As of May 7, 2024, research by three companies) Paper cups newly recycled through this initiative (hereinafter referred to as “recycled paper cups”) will be provided on JAL domestic flights departing from Haneda in June, which is Environment Month. .
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■Background The JAL Group, in collaboration with the Nippon Paper Group, has been implementing the separate collection and recycling of paper cups used in in-flight services since December 2022. The routes eligible for paper cup collection started from the Tokyo (Haneda) = Okinawa (Naha) route, and currently include the Tokyo (Haneda) = Sapporo (New Chitose), Asahikawa, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, and Okinawa (Naha) routes. is expanding to. (Applies to flights operated by Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 767-300ER aircraft) *Until now, collected paper cups have been recycled into paper products such as cardboard, but with the cooperation of customers, The paper cup horizontal recycling scheme has been implemented due to improvements in the accuracy of paper cup sorting and collection at Nippon Paper Industries, the installation of a new dedicated recycling facility for food and beverage paper containers at Nippon Paper Industries’ Fuji Mill, and advances in Tokan Kogyo’s manufacturing technology. We have now achieved horizontal recycling of “paper cup to paper cup”.
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*Separate collection may not be carried out due to weather conditions on the route or service circumstances.
■Summary Offer period: Approximately 10 days from Saturday, June 1, 2024. Ends when stock runs out. We may not be able to provide this service due to weather or other conditions along the route. Target routes: Tokyo (Departing from Haneda) JAL domestic flights
Specifications: 25% waste paper pulp content (part of the waste paper pulp includes paper cups used on board the aircraft). Although black spots, which are typical of recycled paper, may be mixed into the paper. There is no problem with the quality. Providing recycled paper cups will be a limited-time initiative, but in order to pass on a rich earth to the next generation, we will continue to work with our customers to promote recycling-oriented initiatives, such as considering expanding the number of routes eligible for separate collection of paper cups and the number of routes offering recycled paper cups. We will continue to promote efforts toward the realization of a society. that’s all
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