SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign tobacco companies have launched eco-friendly programs to promote environmental, social and governance (ESG) management.
Philip Morris Korea is replacing packaging materials such as tape and bubble wrap that are used for the delivery of its IQOS tobacco heating device with eco-friendly paper materials on a gradual basis.
It also plans to replace the advertisements that it displays six or seven times a year at about 100,000 retail stores with eco-friendly materials.
The company noted that by promoting the use of eco-friendly materials throughout the entire spectrum of the supply network including product packaging, delivery and advertisements, it would be able to reduce the use of plastics by about 48 tons per year.
British American Tobacco (BAT) Rothmans launched a return program for its electronic cigarette ‘glo’ devices.
In collaboration with convenience store chains, the company installed collection boxes at about 50 convenience stores in urban areas with high floating population. It also plans to gradually increase the number of collection boxes for the return of glo devices.
Prior to this, BAT Rothmans introduced an ‘eco package’ for the packaging of glo devices, replacing the plastic components with eco-friendly natural materials.
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