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Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Co-op Federation Promoting CO2 reduction by eliminating plastics. By changing the “ material” and “thickness” of rice packaging materials, we can reduce plastic by approximately 2 tons per year!

[Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Co-op Federation] Promoting CO2 reduction by eliminating plastics. By changing the “material” and “thickness” of rice packaging materials, we can reduce plastic by approximately 2 tons per year!
*Seikatsu Club Co-op Federation*
Press release: July 11, 2024
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Promoting CO2 reduction by eliminating plastic. By changing the “material” and “thickness” of rice packaging materials, we can reduce plastic by approximately 2 tons per year!
*Sequential change from July 2024*
Seikatsu Club Business Federation Consumers Cooperative Union (Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Chairman)
Shoichi Murakami (hereinafter referred to as Seikatsu Club) will gradually change some of the packaging materials used for the rice it handles through joint purchasing from July onwards, promoting a shift away from plastic.

The current product uses a plastic bag with a thickness of 80 microns, but the new product’s thickness is 70 microns, a decrease of 10 microns. Additionally, as there is a concern that reducing the thickness of current packaging materials may cause them to soften and cause the bags to break, we have adopted a new material, e-PE, which is slightly harder than current packaging materials. Therefore, the strength can be maintained even if the thickness is reduced.

Calculated based on orders received in 2023, the plastic reduction rate is 12.5%, which is approximately 2 tons of plastic reduced annually. Additionally, we have confirmed with the packaging material manufacturer that the material we have adopted, e-PE, does not contain additives such as antioxidants that Seikatsu Club independently deems prohibited. We not only reduce the amount of plastic used, but also consider the safety of the material itself.

The packaging materials changed this time are “Shonai Yu YOU rice”, “Nasu Sanroku rice”, “Kamiina Alps rice”, and “Michinoku Kami rice” This applies to rice jointly developed with “Sasayutaka”, and only products manufactured at some factories of partner producers, but we will continue to conduct demonstration tests as we continue to make the switch, reduce environmental impact, and create a sustainable future. We aim to make this a reality.
Changes Current product * New product *
1. Material NP-G2 * e-PE*
2.Thickness 80μ * 70μ*

Shonai play YOU rice
Nasu foothill rice
Kamiina Alps rice
Michinoku Kami Rice Sasayutaka
■About Seikatsu Club
Seikatsu Club is a consumer cooperative association with approximately 420,000 members and is comprised of 33 local consumer cooperatives in 21 prefectures. The business amount is approximately 100 billion yen. We practice a sustainable lifestyle through group purchasing activities that consider safety and health from production to disposal. In addition, workers’ collectives have now been established as a result of the activities of the Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Co-op, and have expanded to more than 300 groups in each organization area, creating projects necessary for the community, such as welfare and creating a place to live.
In cooperation with all people involved with Seikatsu Club, including determined producers, we are promoting “Local SDGs” that expand the circle of circulation and coexistence across regions and generations. Through this initiative, we aim to realize a sustainable society that is self-sufficient and circulating in food (F), energy (E), and welfare (C).
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■Seikatsu Club awards history
* -Worldwide reputation-*
1989 “Right Livelihood” (RLA) Honorary Award, also known as “Another Nobel Prize”
1995 “We People: 50 Communities Award” by “Friends of the United Nations” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations
* -Domestic-*
1999: The ultra-lightweight milk bottle we developed won the Good Design Award. 2006 Greenpeace Japan True Food Special Award
2007 Reuse bottle activities (bottle reuse network) won the Minister of the Environment Award for the Promotion of 3Rs in Containers and Packaging
2009 Food Action Nippon Award 2009 Excellence Award
2010 Food Action Nippon Award 2010 Manufacturing/Distribution/Systems Category Winner
2013 Oricon Customer Satisfaction (R) Survey Food delivery service Metropolitan area/Kinki 1st place
2013 Food Action Nippon Award 2013 Winner “The Power of Eating Campaign” 2014 Food Action Nippon Award 2014 Winner for “Seikatsu Club’s Healthy Food Design “Biosapo””
Contribution to improving food self-sufficiency rate
2014 Oricon Customer Satisfaction (R) Survey: 1st place in the Tokyo metropolitan area for food delivery services
2015 Oricon Customer Satisfaction (R) Survey Food delivery service Metropolitan area/Kinki 1st place
2015 -Book selection meeting- won the 8th Japan Women’s University Department of Home Economics Award
2016 Oricon Customer Satisfaction (R) Survey Food delivery service Kinki 1st place
2018 70th Anniversary of the Enactment of the Consumer Cooperative Law, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Award
2018 6th Ministry of the Environment Good Life Award NPO/Voluntary Organization Category Excellence Award
2020 Oricon Customer Satisfaction (R) Survey: Food delivery service ranked 1st in the Tokyo metropolitan area
2021 Oricon Customer Satisfaction (R) Survey Food delivery service Metropolitan area/Kinki 1st place
2022 Oricon Customer Satisfaction (R) Survey Food delivery service 1st place in Tokyo metropolitan area/Tokai/Kinki
2022 10th Ministry of the Environment Good Life Award Minister of the Environment Award Excellence Award
2023 Oricon Customer Satisfaction (R) Survey: 1st place in the Tokyo metropolitan area for food delivery services
2023 1st Sotokoto Wellbeing Award 2023
2023 Simple Style Award 2023 Service/Space Category Special Award 2024 Picture Book Navi Childcare Best Item Award 2024 Time Saving Category Grand Prize
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