ACP and Teijin launch PET bottle recycling project – ACP Teijin PET bottle recycling
ACP Teijin PET bottle recycling
The Assumption College Primary Section (ACP), campus of Assumption College, a private school in Bangkok, Thailand, and Teijin Polyester (Thailand), a Teijin Group subsidiary in Bangkok that manufactures and sells polyester fibre, have announced their collaboration in a recycling project of used PET bottles that starts this week.
Two reverse vending machines, which accept used PET bottles and pay the user a fee, will be installed at the ACP campus, and the school will encourage their use by teachers, faculty, employees, students and visitors.
Teijin Polyester (TPL) will collect used PET bottles from the machines and recycle them into polyester fibre, which it will use to produce T-shirts. ACP Teijin PET bottle recycling
The T-shirts will then be provided to youths who participate in football clinics organised by ACP and the Japan Dream Football Association (JDFA), an organisation that supports young football players in Southeast Asia.
The Teijin Group is steadily expanding business in Thailand, which has become a key hub in its global production operations. ACP Teijin PET bottle recycling
The collaboration with ACP is expected to strengthen awareness of Teijin’s environmental initiatives, as well as recognition of the Teijin brand in Thailand.
Teijin offers advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare.
Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibres, such as aramid, carbon fibres and composites, healthcare, films, resin and plastic processing, polyester fibres, products converting and IT. ACP Teijin PET bottle recycling
The group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. ACP Teijin PET bottle recycling
ACP is one of several campuses operated by Assumption College, which has been providing high-quality education in Thailand for more than 130 years.
The school expects to raise students’ environmental awareness through this educational collaboration with TPL. ACP Teijin PET bottle recycling
ACP and JDFA have been jointly organising football clinics for children at the ACP campus based on an agreement reached last year. ACP Teijin PET bottle recycling
TPL, which has sponsored JDFA since 2012, recycles PET bottles that it collects at the football clinics.
ACP and TPL decided to collaborate in their recycling initiative to encourage environmental education and to pursue their mutual interest in developing young people through football.
Both parties plan to highlight the activities as part of their respective upcoming 50th anniversaries.