Sustainable Packaging Management
Key Performance in 2021
Amount of eco-friendly packaging used 6,488.33 tonnes per year
Amount of eco-friendly material used 1,240.80 tonnes per year
Reduced excessive packaging and material usage 27,125.10 tonnes per year
Risks and Opportunities
Infrastructure for plastic waste management is a crucial factor in developing countries as it can contribute to a wrongly structured waste management process and pollute the environment. Studies show lower rate of plastic waste recycling in developing countries comparing to mid-size developed countries. One of the main causes to plastic waste lies in the industrial business operations, especially in retail and wholesale businesses as all consumer goods require packaging which are not always degradable or reusable and causing plastic waste. Therefore, the importance of innovation management and plastic waste management in the industrial sector should be emphasized and continually developed to minimize land pollution and the impact on the ecosystem as well as on marine resources.
Supporting the SDGs
SDG Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
8.4 Improve progressively global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation
Performance Against Goal
Private Brand utilizing plastic packaging must be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 for operations in Thailand and by 2030 for overseas operations
Performance Summary 2021
Total Packaging Consumption Classified by Type (tonnes)
Total Plastic Packaging Consumption (tonnes)
Average Plastic Packaging Consumption per Store (tonnes)
Share of Total Plastic Consumption (tonnes) Classified by Type
Plastic Packaging Management
1) Design and Selection of Eco-Friendly Plastic Packaging*
Weight of Reusable Plastic Packaging (tonnes)
Weight of Plastic Packaging Derived from Recycled Content (tonnes)
Weight of Recyclable Packaging (tonnes)
Weight of Compostable Packaging (tonnes)
2) Reduction of Excessive Use of Packaging or Plastic Packaging Materials*
Reduction of Plastic Bags and Single-Use Plastics
Amount of Plastic Consumption Reduction through Packaging Development (tonnes)
3) Recycling Waste from Plastic Packaging*
Amount Recycled (tonnes)
Remark : Percentage compared to the amount of plastic used each year
Non-Plastic Packaging Consumption Classified by Material Type
|Weight of Packaging Consumption (tonnes)||Recycled or Certified Material Packaging (%)|
|Wood or Paper||
|Metal (Steel , Aluminum)||
CP ALL Plc. and subsidiaries (“the Company”) focus on packaging material selection and packaging management continuously, which led to an effective plastic waste management as well as create added value. The Company stipulated Sustainable Packaging Policy and builds engagement with stakeholders to adopt packaging management guideline which covers stages throughout the supply chain such as, eco-friendly packaging design and selection for Private Brand, reduce single-use plastics, packaging reuse or recycling, etc. The policy serves as a guideline for appropriate packaging selection and management in 7-Eleven store with the goal to prevent negative impacts on the environment based on Circular Economy concept with consideration to product life cycle.
The spread of the COVID-19 influenced the consumers to increasingly choose to order deliveries, resulting in an exponential increase of plastic packaging and waste. Therefore, the Company operates with great determination in packaging management through reducing waste at the source as well as effective monitoring and management in order to minimize its impact on the environment.
The Company is determined to minimize the amount plastic waste and packaging sent to the landfill through promotion of waste management based on the concept of Circular Economy. To achieve the goal in sustainable packaging management, plastic packaging utilized under the Company’s Private Brand must be reusable, recyclable, or compostable with consideration to specific area and its waste management capacity. The 3 principal measures were established with the concept “Reduce and Stop” as follow.
Reduction of Plastic and Non-Plastic Packaging Waste after Consumption
Initiate strategy of recycling post-consumption plastics per the principle of circular economy in joint-efforts with suppliers, NGOs, communities, the public sector, local entities, global organizations, as prototype of recycling post-consumption plastic waste anew
In 2021, the Company carried out a variety of eco-friendly packaging management projects in accordance with the plastic usage reduction measures. The notable projects are as follow:
“Reduce and Replace” Packaging Material Development
Reduce Plastic Usage in Steamed Rice Packaging
CP ALL Plc. together with its suppliers changed the production process of steamed rice packaging from using plastic injection to Thermoform as well as shifting from using label stickers on top lid to printed label on the side.
Ongoing Project: Label Printed Top Seal Film for Chilled Thai Food
CPRAM Co., Ltd. developed laminated film for chilled Thai food packaging, increasing its transparency, making the product more visible. Labels can be printed on the film, reducing sticker usage and becoming more environmentally friendly. Furthermore, the design improves overall looks of the packaging. The laminated film can withstand heat as well as keeping unique aroma of each menu within the package. This project operates with consideration to the 3Rs principle (Reduce Reuse and Recycle), aiming to reduce plastic usage along the entire production chain. In 2021, the Company expanded to 4 new menus, namely Chicken Basil Rice with Fried Egg, Red Curry with Omelet, Crab Fried Rice, and Stir-Fried Noodles with Pork.
Crab Fried Rice Packaging Development – Single Compartment Tray
Reduced plastic usage by using label printed top seal films instead of putting label stickers on thick plastic covers.
Golden Banana Packaging Development Project Size (width, length and thickness) of the Golden Banana Packaging
Double Compartment Tray Development
Developed new packaging which reduced plastic usage by using label printed top sealing films instead of stickers on thick plastic covers.
Reduced the thickness of paper cups for Non-All Café beverages namely for Gulp, Slurpee, and Jet Spray
Environmentally Friendly Packaging Material Selection
“Thais United Against Plastic Bags” Project
CP ALL Plc. recognizes the importance of solving environmental caused by plastic waste. The Company in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment led the campaign against plastic bags, declared an intention to refrain from plastic bag usage from 1 January 2021 onwards. Additionally, the Company initiated the campaign encouraging customers to bring their own shopping bags to 7-Eleven. In 2021, 7-Eleven stores around the country helped reduced plastic bag usage by 4,140 million pieces. Besides from successfully encouraging customers to cooperate in refusing plastic bags, the Company continues to emphasize and raise awareness on the importance of reducing plastic use by implementing Single use Plastic reduction project (namely spoons, straws, and cups). In 2021, Single use Plastic usage was reduced by 1,519 million pieces. This reflects on the Company’s determination in leading the sustainable packaging management movement to prevent negative impacts on the environment while establishing environmental sustainability for the community, society, the nation, as well as the next generations.
“Waste Sorting Bin” Project
CP ALL Plc. organized “Waste Sorting Bin” project to encourage plastic waste separation before sustainably moving forward in accordance with the Circular Economy concept. In 2021, the Company installed sorting bins in front of 12,247 7-Eleven stores around the country. The Company in collaboration with 7 universities and 3 Wheels Uncle pushed forward innovative projects from new generation’s ideas which encourages correct waste separation. “Circular Bin” project on Green2Get platform turns regular sorting bins in front of 7-Eleven stores into smart circular bins at over 40 locations in 7 universities around Bangkok and surrounding areas. When a user scans barcode from any products in front of the bins, waste sorting instructions will be displayed on the application,
efficiently guiding plastic waste into the Circular Economy system.
“7-Eleven Plastic Bags” Recycled from Distribution Center Pallet Stretch Wrap
CP ALL Plc. in collaboration with Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd., Suez Services (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Naraipak Co., Ltd. recycled pallet stretch wrap waste from 4 Distribution Centers (DC) in Bang Bua Thong, Suvarnabhumi, Mahachai, and Chonburi into reusable 37 Micron durable plastic bags for 7-Eleven stores.
Uniform from Plastic Bottles Project
CP ALL Plc. recycled plastic bottles into 7-Eleven’s Employee’s uniform. The production of 1 top for employees at the Distribution Center costs 4 1.5 L bottles while 1 Polo shirt costs 8 bottles. As of now, 140,000 bottles were recycled into more than 20,000 uniform top.
Magic Box Recycling for Sharing Project:
CP ALL Plc. acted as an intermediary in the collection of UHT milk cartons, juice or beverage cartons to be recycled into student table and chair sets for schools in need. In 2021, a total of 100,000 cartons was collected and recycled into 40 sets of student table and delivered to Ban Mae To School and Ban Mae Yang Ha School, Bo Kaeo , Samoeng District in Chiang Mai Province.
Zero Waste to Landfill
CPRAM Co., Ltd. (Ladkrabang) presented 2 approaches to manage plastic waste as follow: Less contaminated plastic waste will be cleaned and dried before being melted into new plastic pellets. 2. Highly contaminated plastic waste will be developed into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to generate clean electrical energy. The 2 approaches presented alternative management of plastic waste to replace landfill disposal.
Plastic Bottles to PPE Suits for Healthcare Workers
Siam Makro PCL together with Indorama Ventures Plc. opened donation points to collect PET bottles from employees pioneered at 5 Siam Makro Distribution Center in Nakhon Pathom, Salaya, Phetkasem, Bang Bon, and Charansanitsong. 100% of collected bottles were recycled into polyester sheet by Indorama Ventures Plc. which were later used in the production of PPE suits for healthcare personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. It takes 18 (600 ml) PET bottles to produce polyester yarn for 1 PPE suit, equivalent to 54 hours of electrical energy of lighting saved.