• CORPORATE POLICY ON THE ENVIRONMENT

CORPORATE POLICY ON THE ENVIRONMENT

 

San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation (SMYPC) is committed to the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the environment. Thus, SMYPC will actively contribute towards a clean and healthy environment for the well-being of its employees, consumers, and communities where it operates. The company's Environment Management System focuses on continual improvement, a key philosophy which reflects how SMYPC utilizes its resources and manufactures, packages, distributes, and markets its wide range of products.   

 

 

SMYPC Holistic Approach

  • Exercising leadership in providing environmentally acceptable manufacturing processes and products
  • Actively developing and implementing processes which involve the sustainable use of resources, pollution prevention, and waste management
  • Consistently meeting environmental standards and influencing its key stakeholders through the sharing of the company's
    environmental policy

Programs/Strategies for Waste Reduction

  • Improved machine efficiencies
  • Improved material efficiencies through the maximization of material input
  • Employee training and counseling

Re-use of Waste

  • In-house process scrap re-used to reduce need for virgin raw materials
  • Participation in waste exchange programs, wherein plant waste materials are given to partner companies for use as process inputs

Glass Packaging

  • Glass is 100% recyclable. Usage of discarded glass material called cullet extends furnace life and reduces energy costs. Cullets are broken glasses from carbonated drinks, beer, liquor, pharmaceutical bottles, and packer jars.
  • Handling Requirements:
  • Segregate according to color
  • Contaminants removed
  • Washed

Plastics and Flexibles

  • Old and non-reusable plastic pallets and crates are crushed, melted, and re-molded again to produce new crates and pallets.
  • Production of hybrid plastic pallets that include waste plastic materials:
  • PP caps, poly bags, plastic bags, HDPE, LDPE, PET, etc.

Paper Packaging

  • SMYPC uses a significant amount of recycled paper as raw material for its corrugated carton product line.
  • Every ton of paper recycled saves almost 13 trees. It saves 2.5 barrels of oil, 4,100 KWH of electricity, 4 cubic meters of landfill and 31,780 liters of water.
  • Recycling paper means less paper going to landfill, where it rots down to methane.
  • Recycling paper also means that there is a substitute available for virgin paper.

PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) Packaging

SMYPC has invested on a high-technology bottle-to-bottle PET recycling plant. The first of its kind in Asia, the plant converts post-consumer PET waste into clean material suitable for direct food contact.

PROCESS

 

  • Type 1 - PETE Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET): Soda & water containers, some waterproof packaging
  • Type 2- HDPE High-density Polyethylene: Milk, detergent & oil bottles. Toys and plastic bags
  • Type 3 - V Vinyl/Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC): Food wrap, vegetable oil bottles, blister packages
  • Type 4 - LDPE Low-density Polyethylene: Many plastic bags, shrink wrap, garment bags
  • Type 5 - PP Polypropylene Refrigerated: containers, some bags, most bottle tops, some carpets, some food wrap
  • Type 6 - PS Polystyrene: Throwaway utensils, meat packing, protective packing
  • Type 7 - OTHER - Usually layered or mixed plastic. No recycling potential - must be land filled