Two companies under the Po family’s Century Pacifc Group (CPG) have delivered on their commitment to go plastic neutral” as part of efforts to help achieve a waste-free future.
Century Pacific Food (CNPF) and Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures (PIZZA) are now 100% plastic free.
CNPF, one of the Philippines’ leading food companies, is the company behind household names Century Tuna, Argentina, 555, and Birch Tree while Shakey’s is the country’s leading pizza restaurant chain.
Last year, both CNPF and PIZZA, alongside Republic Cement and in cooperation with Friends of Hope agreed to co-process post-consumer plastic waste and convert it into energy, which can serve as an alternative fuel in producing cement.
“Consumer companies face significant cost and performance challenges in finding more sustainable alternatives to plastic. While co-processing is not the perfect solution, it can mitigate the environmental impact of plastic usage,” said CPG president Christopher Po.
Co-processing uses heat to destroy and recover any thermal or mineral properties of waste materials, so that these can be used in cement processing in a single, combined operation.
At a high temperature of 1,450°C, co-processed waste leaves zero residue.