Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Vu Minh Ly – Deputy Director of the Center for Communication of Natural Resources and Environment – Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said: “The closed-loop Can – to – Can recycling project (“Can – to – Can”) is an interesting demonstration of the circular economy model. A strategy that can contribute to building the goals of a circular economy. Vietnam by 2050 on Net Zero Carbon emission, as quoted by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in his speech at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26)”.
The self-contained “Cans-In-Cans” recycling project was established to address the recycling potential of Used Beverage Can (UBC) aluminum beverage cans in Southeast Asia. Cans are already the most widely recycled beverage containers in the world, at 69% globally, 76% in Europe, rising to 99% in Germany. The project aims to increase the recycling rate of cans in Vietnam, to increase the level of recycled aluminum content available in cans and to create consumer awareness about the benefits of recycling and its contribution. it’s for the circular economy. The recycled aluminum used to make cans uses 95% less energy than virgin aluminum.
The pilot project aims to collect 620 tons in a year, equivalent to 50 million used beverage cans in Ho Chi Minh City, for recycling and new cans. Lagom Vietnam Joint Stock Company is handling the collection, whereby Lagom will start collecting UBCs at restaurants, then send the guaranteed UBCs to Anglo Asia Group (Thailand) for disposal. paint and chop. From there, UACJ (Thailand) Co., Ltd. will manufacture the aluminum can sheet and eventually send it to TBC-Ball Beverage Can to produce the next generation of aluminum beverage cans from the same metal.
Mr. Amit Lahoti, Senior Director and General Manager of Ball Packaging Asia said: “We are proud of our partnership with the Center for Environmental and Natural Resources Communication – Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONREMEDIA), UACJ (Thailand), Anglo Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Lagom Vietnam Joint Stock Company, set up the “Closed recycling project “Lon thành Lon” Can to Can” Aluminum cans are a perfect product for the circular economy because aluminum cans are infinitely recyclable. This joint effort in the aluminum packaging production chain can play an important and beneficial role alongside Vietnam’s joint efforts to create a circular and sustainable economy.
This can-to-can recycling brings many benefits to the environment, society and country as the used aluminum cans will be collected for recycling into new cans. Besides, this practice will save and protect resources and reduce energy. In addition, it also reduces carbon emissions, reduces the amount of waste going to landfills and creates a green, clean and beautiful environment for Vietnam.
A closed recycling cycle of aluminum cans is carried out as follows:
Thus, a new generation of aluminum cans was born from used old cans in a closed cycle.
As a member responsible for establishing and expanding a network of aluminum cans collection in the consumer community, Lagom Vietnam plays an important role in calling members and bringing them all together, being the foundation An important foundation to bring the Can to Can journey to achieve the set goals.