Kao's latest innovation in this field is film-based packaging that will eliminate the use of rigid plastic bottles. Additionally, we are now seeking to make our plastic containers and packages fully recyclable.
Kao's commitment to creating a better future for people and the planet is the driving force behind our efforts to minimize the environmental impact of our products. In addition to developing refill and replacement products, we are constantly seeking ways to reduce the amount of plastic used in our product containers and packaging.
Reducing volume by making products more concentrated has led to products that are more compact. The development of bottles with thin but protective walls has helped reduce the use of plastic.
The development of products that encourage consumers to use refill packs and replacement parts has also helped to greatly reduce plastic consumption. Kao continues to create product containers that can be easily refilled by anyone.
Kao has developed new packaging made from thin layers of film that can be inflated like a swim ring and used like a bottle. Air is injected between the layers to inflate the film and give the packaging its shape. The amount of plastic used has been decreased so it is the same as the amount used in a refill pack, which is much less than the amount used in a conventional bottle. With this new design, consumers can skip refilling containers and can use every drop of product, meaning nothing goes to waste. This new film packaging will be introduced in stages,starting with Kao's new brand MyKirei by KAO.*