P&G Japan to Sell Detergent in Bottle Made with Marine Waste

Economy

Tokyo, Nov. 6 (Jiji Press)--Procter & Gamble Japan K.K. said Wednesday it will release a dishwashing liquid in a bottle made with marine plastic waste collected from the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan.

The product, Joy Ocean Plastic, will be the first daily-use product in Japan that reuses marine plastic waste, said the Kobe-based unit of U.S. consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co.

Using 6 tons of collected plastic bottles, P&G Japan has prepared 550,000 recycled bottles for the product.

The detergent will be delivered to supermarkets, drug stores and other shops nationwide from Saturday. Retail prices are expected to be around 173 yen, the same as similar P&G products.

Sales of the detergent will end once it runs out of stock.

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