The beer bottle became transparent except for the brown… Recyclable even without peeling off the label

Bottled water and beverages without labels are no longer unfamiliar. We use less plastic and make recycling easier. For the same purpose, beer in transparent plastic bottles is also served.

Reporter Kim Soo-young will tell you.


A beer manufacturing plant in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, beer is put in transparent plastic bottles.

Dark brown bottles have been used so far to prevent beer from spoiling in the sun, but the brown nylon layer has been responsible for lower recycling rates.

By applying a new technology that prevents deterioration while making PET bottles transparent, and by creating eco-friendly labels that do not need to be peeled off, the degree of recycling has been increased.

[Lee Seong-sik/Lotte Chilsung Beverage Quality Innovation Team Leader: (During the recycling process) the ink printed on the ecolabel peels off, leaving only the same material as the PET bottle. It can be recycled together with PET bottles and labels.]

Pork cutlet and steak sauce containers have also become 100% recyclable with a new technology that breaks down plastic into molecules스포츠토토.

In the past, the container was contaminated and could only be reused as plastic clothing, etc., but it is ‘circulated and recycled’ back to the original PET container through ultra-fine decomposition.

[Noh Seung-hyeon/Poonglim P&P Plant Manager: It is a technology to extract high-purity polyester without impurities by chemically treating plastic. Because high-quality physical properties and safety can be maintained even after repeated recycling… .]

The government is strengthening relevant regulations to reduce domestic waste plastic generation by more than 20% by 2025.

Label-free bottled water is already common, and paper straws are replacing plastic straws.

Although there is a burden of increasing eco-friendly costs, business needs such as ESG evaluation are growing, and the food industry is accelerating the development of technology to bring the recycling rate of containers and labels closer to 100%.

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