Nissin to Use Plant-Based Plastics for Instant Noodle Cups

Economy

Tokyo, June 11 (Jiji Press)--Nissin Food Products Co. said Tuesday that it will start in December to use eco-friendly plant-based plastics for the cups of its mainstay Cup Noodle instant noodle products.

The company plans to complete the shift by the end of March 2022.

Nissin aims to raise the proportion of renewable materials used in its noodle cups to 81 pct from 71 pct by replacing some plastics made of petrochemical materials with plant-derived plastics.

The major Japanese food maker is considering using such environmentally friendly plastics for other products as well.

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