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Greenpeace Scuttles Japanese Plan for Beer In PET

Asahi Breweries Ltd. of Tokyo has cancelled a plan to sell beer in plastic bottles following objections from environmental groups, according to a report on Yahoo News Asia.

November 1, 2004   Canadian Plastics



Asahi Breweries Ltd. of Tokyo has cancelled a plan to sell beer in plastic bottles following objections from environmental groups, according to a report on Yahoo News Asia.

Asahi had planned to launch Japan’s first beer container made of polyethylene terephthalate. Greenpeace Japan led a campaign against the PET plan, claiming the introduction of plastic bottles could create waste disposal problems. Greenpeace wants the beer industry to stick with glass bottles, for which a recycling system already exists.

Asahi says it will continue its research into plastic bottles and their impact on the environment.

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