By The Nation
The Royal Umbrella rice brand owned by Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) is focusing on sustainability by introducing recyclable packaging. The bag is the fruit of work by materials science expert Dow Thailand Group and Prepack, Thailand's leading flexible packaging producer under SCGP. It uses Dow's sustainable packaging solution "Innate" to produce a strong but fully-recyclable rice bag that reduces CO2 emission by reducing plastic resin used and lowering energy in production. The new recyclable rice bag will be launched in Q1 of 2021 in response to consumer's demand for environmental-friendliness and to address the CP Group’s sustainability goal to halt all use of non-recyclable packaging by 2025.