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Vietnamese celebrities and PRO Vietnam spread the package recycling awareness


On June 25 and 26, the event "One Year Sum-Up and 2020-2021 Operation Plan Announcement” of Vietnam Package Recycling Organization (PRO Vietnam) took place in Hoi An (Quang Nam province). The celebrities including Huong Giang, Nguyen Khang, Truc Diem, Cao Xuan Tai, Chau Bui, Trong Hieu, Hari Won, Tuan Tran etc. graced the event and joined hands to spread the meaningful message of PRO Vietnam, of which Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam is one of the founding members. 

Changing public awareness on package waste

Joining the event, host Nguyen Khang shared that PRO Vietnam is a good initiative for companies to work together towards improving the Vietnam environment status. He was impressed with the trash classification campaign as it informs people on how to classify and recycle trash properly. There had been similar activities before; however, the quality was not up to the bar yet and therefore, the result was not that as good as expected. 

Host Nguyen Khang endorses PRO Vietnam activities to raise public awareness on waste classification and environment protection.

Miss Huong Giang seconded host Nguyen Khang’s sharing. She added that she was particularly impressed with the nationwide “Clean the beaches” campaign organized by Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam, which collected up to 8.5 tons of waste. The campaign attracted thousands of youngsters to join hand in cleaning the beaches. Even though it was exhausting, everyone was happy to participate in such a meaningful activity. 

Miss Huong Giang was impressed by the environment protection activities of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam..

Change the trash recycling habits

As one of the PRO Vietnam representatives, Cao Xuan Tai shared tips to help people to develop recycling habits. The simplest way is to get involved with environment activities, help cleaning the beaches, classifying trash at work and in the community, which is also similar to the kind of activities that PRO Vietnam companies are promoting.

Beside the celebrity gracing, the event also reviewed the first operation year of PRO Vietnam.

As one of the leading beverage companies, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam has made great efforts in recycling packages, contributing to the sustainable development of Vietnam environment. After one year of joining PRO Vietnam, the company is more than ever aware of its role and responsibility in solving environment problems and improving the eco-friendliness of its production processes.

Since 2018, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam has carried out many initiatives to reduce plastic in production, which helped to save up to 3,500 tons of plastic. The removal of shrink film around Aquafina caps also saved another 140 tons of plastic each year.

Recycle and promote a recycling culture

Being proactive in building the recycling habit amongst the community, the company collaborated with the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organization in organizing "Recycle Festival - MIZU Knight for the Environment" within the framework "Mizuiku - I Love Clean Water” program to raise the student’s awareness on the importance of reuse, recycling and environment protection.

The activity was carried out in 15 elementary schools with the participation of around 6,500 students. In 2020, students will start to have waste sorting lessons as a part of their school’s program. Information corners and waste separation areas will be set up for students to separate wastes accordingly.

In addition, the company also launched the “Revival of Waste" trash classification campaign amongst employees in all offices and factories. Mr. Jahanzeb Qayum Khan – Chief Communications Officer of PRO Vietnam, CEO of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam and Ms. Nguyen Phuong Ha – CEO of Annam Group shared the summary report of PRO Vietnam’s first year operation and communication efforts to raise awareness on environment protection 

The Package Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO Vietnam) includes 13 members who are FDI and Vietnam companies leading in consuming good, packaging, retailing, and importing industries. All members shared the same desire to build a green, clean and beautiful Vietnam by applying the circular economy model.

The organization promotes a more accessible and sustainable package collecting and recycling process. This is an important pillar in the 3R principle (Reduce – Reuse – Recycle). Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage is one of the founding members of PRO Vietnam. Joining hands with PRO Vietnam, other companies and the artists, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam continues to work hard towards building a beautiful culture – the package recycling culture – and create a green, clean and beautiful Vietnam.